Bear fetish by Jonathan Natewa, incised black marble
Bear Zuni fetish carving, polished black marble with incised designs, with inlay turquoise eyes. Native American handmade. It is 2 3/4" long, 2 3/8" tall, and 1/2" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Jonathan Natewa, and it is signed on the bottom "J.N. Zuni". It has beautiful incised designs on both sides, including a sun face, feathers, and rain symbols.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.