Cetto Mekko

Diverse by Sandy Fife Wilson

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Size: 4" x 4 1/4" x 1" in a 9" x 11" x 3" shadowbox

Category: Diverse

Tribal Affiliation: Muscogee (Creek)

Artwork Description:

The stylized rattlesnake is carved in a black mother of pearl shell. The rattlesnake is a much used motif in Southeastern Mississippean era shell carving. The shell was ground; cut; polished; and carved by the artist. The shell is mounted in a shadowbox. Two freshwater pearls cover the holes where the shell is mounted in the box. The shell can be attached to a neckpiece to be worn as a gorget or hung as a wall decoration.

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