This is an amazingly wonderful medicine bear. One side has an inlay sunface of turquoise, green travertine, spiny oyster, mother of pearl. This striking sunface is outlined in jet. The other side of the bear has the heartline laid of turquoise and mother of pearl. This bear has inlaid turquoise eyes. The surface of the white marble is highly polished. The inlay on this beautiful glossy bear is simply amazing.
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West and is one of the animals of the Six Directions.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist at The Zuni Show in Santa Fe