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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

Andres Lementino

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

$ 130.00

A small compressed Sleeping Beauty Mine turquoise medicine bear with jet inlaid eyes carved by Andres Lementino - delivered to Sunshine Studio's front porch in September of 2021. Andres has inlaid a Zuni sunface on the bear's left side - utilizing bits of pipestone to make the sun rays and clam shell, jet, pipestone and lapis 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 & 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: 1-3/8 in. long x 3/8 in. wide x 1-3/8 in. tall

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