Golden Pyrite Bear By Salvador Romero, Cochiti Pueblo

By Robin's Collection

Animal: Bear, Material: Pyrite
This offering is sold.
Salvador always carves one-of-a-kind fetishes. But this one is really the only one I’ve ever seen him do with this material. He once carved a small Bear with chunky pyrite, but this is solid (gold) and it’s quite heavy. It reminds me of the bronzes we do of his carvings, but this is metallic and it’s the original! It’s small enough to be comfortable in your hand and it’s heavy enough to guard an important piece of paper. Simply gorgeous. This golden bear measures about 3 1/8" long by 1 1/2" tall.

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