Art of the Americas - Frog Fetish Pendant, Zuni

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Frog fetish pendant
Silver, leopard jasper, jade or chalcedony
Second half 20th century
1-5/8 (4.1 cm) by 1-5/8 (4.1 cm) plus bale

Ex. private collection, San Francisco

In Zuni culture, frog fetishes are associated with water, life, cleansing and healing. This vintage speckled example is beautifully set in a serrated bezel. Photo is larger than life-size.


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