Watermelon Serpentine Medicine Bear

By Stewart Quandelacy

Animal: Bear, Material: Watermelon Serpentine
This offering is sold.
Stewart Quandelacy is a master when it comes to carving Medicine-bears (or Bears). In fact, his bears have almost become the classic Zuni fetish. Stewart's artistry descends through his mother Ellen Quandelacy (d), who learned the art of fetish carving from her father Johnny Quam (d). A pleasingly rounded back, skilled inlay of turquoise for eyes and an alternating heartline, all add to this powerful bear of satisfying watermelon serpentine. About 2 1/8" long, 3/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall.