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Leopard Marble Frog, Medicine Bear and Wolf by Florentino Martinez

Florentino Martinez

Leopard Marble Frog, Medicine Bear and Wolf by Florentino Martinez

$ 325.00

A cream, golden ocher and grayish black leopard marble frog with turquoise inlaid eyes that are hidden behind the frog's bandana worn like a headband. The frog carved by Florentino Martinez is protecting the village he stands on top of. On the left side of the frog is a medicine bear and there is a wolf standing directly below the frog near the small base carved from the same stone. Frogs are the result of water so are associated with the prominence of rain & are used to encourage the growth of crops. The bear is the directional brother of the west and the wolf is the brother of the east. So the three creatures carved together seem to be a prayer for rain with the wolf and the bear pointing towards the path of the sun and the frog beating out the prayer with his drum and drumstick.
Artist: Florentino Martinez (signed)
Size: 1-1/2 in. long x 1-1/2 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. tall
#57258

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