Black Lip Shell Bear, Corn Maidens & Owl On Agate Base With Hidden Bear

By Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez

$750.00
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Carved out of a magnificent, naturally convex and iridescent black lip shell by Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez, a powerful Bear, Corn-maidens and an Owl are harmonious. The corn maiden's reassuring faces have been overlaid with gold lip shell, incised and filled with ground jet paste. Fine hair is adorned with etched feathers and jet cabochons accent the corn maiden's necklaces and their Corn bodies. Below, a wondrous Owl makes an appearance, its ever-watchful eyes inlaid with jet and gold lip shell. This joyful and dramatic composition is incised with an abundance of star and Dragonfly decorations. A wonderfully hidden bear is seen in the sliced agate base with a drilled eye. This spectacular work measures approximately 5" tall, 5" wide and 1" deep. Extra shipping charges may apply.