Max Laate shows incredible skill in the carving of this breathtaking Zuni Ram fetish. Antler is a very challenging medium to work with since artists like Max are confined to the naturally slim dimensions of the piece. In addition to the size constraint, the texture of the material becomes more porous and delicate towards the center. Max Laate expertly incorporates the darker textures of the outer layer into this fetish on the base as well as the outer portions of the ram's horns.
Take note of the delicate craftsmanship required to create the narrow gap between the rams horns and head of this mystical beast.