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Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe/Zuni Carver

Melvin is a cheerful and enthusiasic fetish carver. His elegant carvings - typically badgers, horned toads, moles and birds - have minimal detail, not even eyes. Stylized geometric lines distill the essence of the animal in an unadorned aesthetic. Melvin prefers mat stones such as sandstone, pipestone, alabaster and dolomite, and often achieves added detail through perceptive use of color variations in the stone. Oftentimes his sleek, low-lying creatures are crouched in an almost defensive pose which gives them a quiet drama.

Melvin was born of a Zuni father and a San Felipe mother. He was raised in Zuni and, in earlier years, he was a DJ in Zuni. Today he lives in San Felipe. In 2013, the Sandovals built a Zuni Shalako House. His wife, Erma Vacit, from a prominent Zuni family, now lives in the Zuni Shalako House and is a high-level accountant for the Zuni tribe.


Melvin Sandoval's San Felipe/Zuni Fetishes

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#20918 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $48

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#23346 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish by Melvin Sandoval $48

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#45158 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Owl by Melvin Sandoval $54

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#48285 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $54

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#48288 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mouse by Melvin Sandoval $54

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#48289 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Shrew by Melvin Sandoval $54

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#50399 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Crow by Melvin Sandoval $54

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#39400 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Beaver by Melvin Sandoval $55

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#42192 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Badger by Melvin Sandoval $55

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#49606 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Insect, Fly by Melvin Sandoval $55

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#46807 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Shrew by Melvin Sandoval $56

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#7295 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#22746 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Figural by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#29456 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#33788 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#36220 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Prairie Dog by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#36225 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Gopher by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#36227 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Prairie Dog by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#36555 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#38966 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $60

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#43946 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Sea Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $66

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#43266 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $68

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#45392 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bobcat by Melvin Sandoval $68

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#38190 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $70

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#41205 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $70

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#46294 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $70

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#50010 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird by Melvin Sandoval $70

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#50016 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $70

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#26558 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fox by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#27626 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear, Large by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#28774 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#29789 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Lizard by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#30642 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#30899 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#31740 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Raven by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#33201 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Lynx by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#38509 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#38543 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Beaver by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#39102 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#39367 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#39372 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Shrew by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#40442 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fox, Double by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#41223 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#41225 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#41228 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#43616 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $72

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#41390 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $75

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#44295 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fish, Piranha by Melvin Sandoval $75

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#50014 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $75

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#41220 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Lynx by Melvin Sandoval $76

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#42448 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $76

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#46432 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird by Melvin Sandoval $76

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#46435 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $76

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#46439 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $76

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#39795 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#39878 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mole by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#41021 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#41184 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#41213 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Beaver by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#41387 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mole by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#42417 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Horned Bird, Owl by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#44833 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $80

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#33003 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Beaver by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#36741 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Deer Mouse by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#42870 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Beaver by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#42871 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Sea Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#44248 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Sea Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#44831 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Owl by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#45423 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Insect, Fly by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#45750 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $84

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#42872 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $88

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#49687 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $88

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#50394 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $88

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#50368 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $89

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#36185 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#37085 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#41219 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Howling Coyote by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#42565 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#46440 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Rabbit by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#48703 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $90

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#37341 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $92

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#48967 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $92

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#50364 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Badger by Melvin Sandoval $92

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#37794 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $95

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#44294 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fish, Dolphin by Melvin Sandoval $95

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#49688 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $95

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#26243 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#27455 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#27464 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#29128 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Lizard by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#29700 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Lynx by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#32040 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Double by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#37529 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear, Double by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#38511 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#45838 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fox by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#46725 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $96

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#50348 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Birds, Owl, Double by Melvin Sandoval $98

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#34243 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Dolphin by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#41166 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Fish, Sting Ray by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#44830 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#46694 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Howling Coyote by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#48937 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#49181 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $100

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#45852 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Badger by Melvin Sandoval $104

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#34904 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf, Double by Melvin Sandoval $108

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#46424 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion, Double by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#46919 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion, Double by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#47105 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#47106 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Badger by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#48086 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf, Double by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#49145 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Owl by Melvin Sandoval $110

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#50011 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion, Double by Melvin Sandoval $115

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#41202 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $120

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#41204 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Double, Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $120

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#44694 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $120

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#41222 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Quail by Melvin Sandoval $130

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#42396 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Buffalo by Melvin Sandoval $130

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#46072 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $130

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#48546 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $130

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#31316 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf, Double by Melvin Sandoval $150

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#39364 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Raven Double by Melvin Sandoval $150

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#43922 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $150

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#44590 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bear by Melvin Sandoval $150

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#27463 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Horned Toad by Melvin Sandoval $156

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#34128 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Wolf by Melvin Sandoval $170

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#33612 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Turtle by Melvin Sandoval $180

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#32963 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion by Melvin Sandoval $190

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#22963 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Maiden by Melvin Sandoval $192

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#37793 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion Double by Melvin Sandoval $192

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#46717 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Bird, Eagle by Melvin Sandoval $200

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#45480 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Maiden by Melvin Sandoval $300

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#32958 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Six-Directional Set by Melvin Sandoval $400

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#28387 San Felipe/Zuni Fetish Buffalo by Melvin Sandoval $720


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