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Antler Bear by Troy Sice - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Troy Sice

Antler Bear by Troy Sice

$ 3,000.00

A dancing singing bear carved by Troy Sice to balance on either foot out of a large piece of elk antler with penn shell inlaid eyes and burnished ears, snout, tail and sash fringe. The bear wears a 4 strand necklace composed of forty four Sleeping Beauty mine turquoise & forty four Mediterranean coral hand made dots with jet & lapis paste inlaid in the lines that surround them creating an even more vibrant contrast. On the left arm the bear wears a bow guard composed from one big lapis cab, 2 green serpentine & four Mediterranean coral dots with incised lines around the guard inlaid with green serpentine pigment. On the right arm the bear wears a bracelet composed out of one large variscite & 2 spiny orange oyster cabs, surrounded by six Mediterranean coral dots with jet pigment added in three incised lines to denote sterling silver. The ceremonial sash belt starts out with incised lines and triangles - the lines are then inlaid with jet pigment and the triangles with pipestone. The triangles have thirteen Sleeping Beauty Mine turquoise dots inlaid to their centers denoting rain clouds full of rain. The Zuni believe the bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability & courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual & physical realm.
Artist: Troy Sice (signed)
Size: On Left Foot:8 In. tall x 1-3/4 In. wide x 6-1/4 long x 8 in. tall, On Right Foot:: 5-1/4 in. long x 1-3/4 in. wide x 8-5/8 in. tall

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