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Turquoise Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Andres Lementino

Turquoise Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino - Zuni Fetish

$ 100.00

A small compressed Sleeping Beauty Mine turquoise medicine bear with jet inlaid eyes carved by Andres Lementino. Andres has inlaid a Zuni sunface on the bear's left side - utilizing bits of apple coral to make the sun rays with clam shell, jet and lapis utilized to create the sun's face. The Sun face is an ancient symbol in Zuni culture, representing the sacred Sun Father. The symbol's round motif depicts the Sun with a forehead split down the middle to reflect the eternal balance between sunrise and sunset. The medicine bear shape is thought to resemble a cave opening - depicting a bear coming out of hibernation and the pose is the bear sniffing the ground for healing herbs. The Zuni believe the bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability and courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual and physical realm.
Artist: Andres Lementino (signed)
Size: 1-3/8 in. long x 1/4 in. wide x 1-3/8 in. tall
#59563 - Zuni Fetishes

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