Singing bear fetish by Claudia Peina
Standing/singing bear Zuni fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler with raised inlay turquoise and coral, and inlay jet face and claws. Signed on the bottom. It measures 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/8" wide, and 3/4" deep.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.