Standing Bear Bank


Item Number: DR 2032
Pueblo: Navajo
Artist: Louise Rose Goodman
Medium: Clay and pinion pitch
Age: 1980s
Dimensions: 10 1/2″ X 6″ X 6″



This charming bear bank was hand-formed using clay mined on the Navajo reservation. It was fired in a wood stove then coated melted pinion pitch. These cute stylized bears are noted for their small heads and legs and substantial bodies. The surface of the bear is carefully sculpted to represent a bear’s thick fur. Goodman chooses bears for her subjects as they play an important role in the lives of the Navajo people and in other Native American communities. It is signed underneath with Louise’s initials “LRG.” Due to failing health, Louise Goodman is currently producing very little work.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector out of Utah

Additional information

Weight 76 oz