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Turquoise* Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

Andres Lementino

Turquoise* Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

$ 100.00

A small turquoise medicine bear with jet inlaid eyes carved by Andres Lementino and delivered to Sunshine Studio's front porch in June of 2020. Andres has inlaid a Zuni sun face on the bear's left side - utilizing bits of apple coral, clam shell, jet and gold-lip. 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 & the pose is the bear sniffing the ground for healing herbs. The Zuni believe the bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability & courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual & physical realm.
Artist: Andres Lementino (signed)
Size: 1-5/8 in. long x 3/8 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. tall
#57555

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