14k Gold Double Sided Pendant by Pete Natachu

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14k Gold Vintage Double Sided Pendant by Pete Natachu. see below for complete description

This Outstanding Vintage Inlay Double sided Pendant by Pete Natachu showcases intricately cut pieces of Mother of Pearl, Coral, Turquoise and Onyx set in solid 14k Gold. This double sided Spinner features a Sun God on one side and a Knifewing on the other. This wonderful Zuni Artist collaborated with his wife Q. Natachu. This beautiful Pendant is 1 3/4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches across. The inlay spinner is 1 inch in diameter. This exceptional piece of Vintage Zuni Artwork is signed and marked 14k. Circa 1970. Knifewing, also Knife Wing, is a half man – half eagle Zuni spirit or god with razor sharp feathers made of flint. He is the ultimate warrior. “This curious god is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales, the tutelary deity of several societies of Zuni. He is represented as possessing a human form, furnished with flint knife-feathered pinions, and tail. His dress consists of the conventional terraced cap (representative of his dwelling place among the clouds). His weapons are the Great Flint-Knife of War, the Bow of the Skies (the Rainbow), and the Arrow of Lightning. His guardians or warriors are the Great Mountain Lion of the North and that of the upper regions. He was doubtless the original War God of the Zunis.”