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HK Item #FB928

"Adorable"
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah, Zuni
Orthocera Bear

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of orthocera fossil and Turquoise by Zuni artisans Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

materials
orthocera, turquoise, Read about stones
height
7/8"
length
1 3/4"
width
3/8"
hallmarks
inscribed: CAP
artist
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksClayton and Abby Quam Panteah's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of orthocera fossil and Turquoise by Zuni artisans Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

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"Adorable"
Clayton & Abby Panteah, Zuni
Orthocera Bear Fetish Carving
FB928
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$60 plus s/h

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of orthocera fossil and Turquoise by Zuni artisans Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of orthocera fossil and Turquoise by Zuni artisans Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of orthocera fossil and Turquoise by Zuni artisans Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

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What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Read more about fetishes.

What is an Orthocera?

Orthoceras were the earliest recognizable animals and were able to swim and crawl. Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches to over six feet long. When they died, their shells fell to the ocean floor and over the years minerals replaced the animals' organic matter turning them to stone.

Native American Bear Symbolism

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.

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