Medicine Bear Composition

By Stewart Quandelacy

Animal: Medicine Bear, Material: Composite
This offering is sold.
Medicine-bear (or Bear) is carved of a composite material with spiny oyster shell, turquoise and brass by Stewart Quandelacy, with turquoise inlaid eyes and an alternating heartline of red coral. Zuni bear fetishes with a distinct arched back mimic an entrance to a cave. These bears have another medicine in addition to the traditional ones. Bears hibernate in the same cave every year and this annual process is a return for restoration. About 2" long, 1/2" wide and 2" tall.