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White Marble Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

Andres Lementino

White Marble Medicine Bear by Andres Lementino

$ 88.00

A small white marble medicine bear with turquoise inlaid eyes, carved by Andres Lementino with a Zuni sun face inlaid to the bear's left side composed of bits of turquoise, jet, apple coral, abalone & clam shell. 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 suggests that the bear is sniffing the ground for healing herbs. 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 in. tall

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