Mother bear with baby bear by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Zuni Mother bear fetish with baby bear, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler, with inlay jet, coral, and turquoise. Signed on the bottom. Very cute bear fetish, with its mouth smiling, characteristic of this artist's style, and the baby bear clinging onto the mother bear is cute too. This piece is exceptional is size and the use of the curve of the antler.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.
Measurements: Stands 6 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" wide at widest part, by 3 3/4" deep with the curve.