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White Marble Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Andres Lementino

White Marble Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

$ 220.00

A white marble medicine bear with turquoise inlaid eyes carved by Andres Lementino and delivered to Sunshine Studio's front porch in early November of 2021. Andres has inlaid a fantastic double Zuni sun face on the bear's left side - composed from bits of clam, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, apple coral and lapis. 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.
Artist: Andres Lementino (signed)
Size: 3-1/8 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 2-3/4 in. tall

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