Turquoise eyes and mouth.
What is an Orthocera?
Orthoceras were the earliest recognizable animals and were able to swim
and crawl. Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches to over six feet long.
When they died, their shells fell to the ocean floor and over the years minerals
replaced the animals' organic matter turning them to stone.
What is an Animal Fetish?
fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the
animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from
many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and
spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such
as turquoise, jet and coral.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes