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Turquoise* Frog & Medicine Bear by Florentino Martinez

Florentino Martinez

Turquoise* Frog & Medicine Bear by Florentino Martinez

$ 300.00

A turquoise and brown matrix frog and bear carved by Florentino Martinez protecting the village. The village sits in a Zuni prayer bowl with the medicine bear hugged up against it. The frog is perched on top of the village in a contemplative pose - below him is a dragonfly and below the dragonfly is a very round Zuni sun face. The Sun face is an ancient symbol in Zuni culture, representing the sacred Sun Father. Frogs are the result of water so are associated with the prominence of rain. The Zuni believe the frog is a reminder that we are all the same - development wise - we begin as tiny fishlike creatures in the womb then we evolve from swimmers to creatures of the land. So this carving seems to be a prayer for rain, fertility, healing & remembering our past, so that we can improve our world and most importantly humanity.
Artist: Florentino Martinez (signed)
Size: 1-1/2 in. long x 7/8 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. tall

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