Watermelon Serpentine Bear

By Pete Gasper, Jr.

Animal: Bear, Material: Watermelon Serpentine
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Pete Gasper Jr.'s artistic legacy is a colorful one. He is from the greater Teddy Weahkee (d) family of amazing Zuni artists. His parents are noted carvers Dinah Gasper and Peter Gasper Sr. (d), while his grandmother was Edna Leki (d). His siblings are carvers Debra Gasper and Elroy Gasper (d). 

Pete continues to bring about wonderful fetishes. His latest offering in this truly gorgeous watermelon serpentine Bear. The vertical striations are lovely as seen within this well-polished creature. Turquoise inlaid eyes and a gold lip shell point offering bundle complete this approximate 2 1/2" long, 7/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall work.