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Antler Nativity Set by Troy Sice  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Troy Sice

Antler Nativity Set by Troy Sice - Zuni Fetish

$ 2,800.00

Just in time for Christmas 2022, an elaborate 8 piece bear Nativity set carved by the esteemed Troy Sice - delivered to Sunshine Studio in December of 2021. There are the three Kings, an angel, a shepherd and Jesus, Mary and Joseph. All the bears have pen shell inlaid eyes, jet inlaid claws and burnished tail, ears and noses. Jewelry wise all the bears except the baby Jesus have Mediterranean coral inlaid dot necklaces and the three Kings, the shepherd and the angel have gold-lip feathers inlaid to the top of their heads with a sterling silver pins. As well, all but the baby Jesus and Mary wear kilts like a ceremonial shawls, adorned with incised triangles on the back side - inlaid in paste made from lapis, piepestone and jet. The triangles that represent rain clouds have pink Japanese coral, green serpentine, lapis or Sleeping Beauty turquoise dots inlaid inside them at their center representing rain. At the bottom of each of the shawls are a panel of seamlessly inlaid strips of jet, spiny oyster, coral, turquoise, lapis, gold-lip, pen and pink mussel shell, and abalone to name most. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are the only three to have jet inlaid foot pads on their lower two feet. Baby Jesus is carved to rest in an antler carved hay bed. The shepherd holds a sterling silver cane and the angel has gold-lip wings. Finally Mary wears a celestial fringe shawl with star bursts, and dragonflies inlaid with jet, serpentine, lapis and pipestone. At the center of the stars are small dots inlaid with turquoise, variscite, jet and lapis surrounded in turn by more dots. This is a highly collectable set and a must have for any serious collector of Zuni fetishes.
Artist: Troy Sice (signed)
Size: Mary and Joseph: 3/4 in. long x 5/8 in. wide x 1-1/2 in. tall, Baby Jesus in Manger: 1-1/4 in. long x 7/8 in. wide x 1/2 in. tall, Shepherd: 3/4 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 1-3/4 in. tall, Angel: 1 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 2 in. tall, Three Kings: 3/4 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 2 in. tall
#59442 - Zuni Fetishes

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