Troy's Unique & Original sets are hand carved, inlaid with natural materials and meticulously detailed. He is the first to create nativities in Human and Bear form from the Zuni Pueblo. A multi-award winner and a favorite among collectors, add this One-of-a-Kind Bear Nativity heirloom to your collection.
This set is carved of shed Elk Antler. The manger is detailed with fine lines to resemble straw.
Baby Jesus eyes are inlaid with Black Pen Shell and Black Jet pigment in his claws . His nose, ears and tail are burnished for detail.
Mary is kneeling with arms crossed in regard of her new born son. Her eyes are inlaid with Black Pen Shell while her necklace is inlaid with Pink Japanese Coral. Her shawl is composed of Pink Mussel Shell, Mediterranean Coral, Pink Japanese Coral, Phosphosiderite and accent details inlaid with pigments of Red Pipe Stone, Serpentine, Lapis & Black Jet. Her Paws are inlaid with Black Pen Shell and Black Jet Claws. Burnished details on her nose, ears and fringe of her shawl.
Joseph's hands are posed in prayer for the birth of the new born king. Has eyes inlaid of Black Pen Shell, a necklace of Mediterranean Coral and pendant of natural Kingman Turquoise. His robe is finely detailed with Red Pipe Stone and Lapis pigments with Lapis, Serpentine and Mediterranean Coral inlay. Channel inlay consists of Black Pen Shell, Phosphosiderite, Kingman Turquoise, Serpentine and Orange Spiny Oyster. Paws are inlaid with Black Pen Shell and Black Jet claws. Burnished details on his nose and ears.
The Three Kings are inlaid with Black Pen Shell eyes, one king holding an Abalone Star (with a Black Jet Pigment Outline) and two kings with necklaces of Mediterranean Coral; one with a pendant of natural Kingman Turquoise. Their robes are detailed with Lapis pigment and inlaid Mediterranean Coral. Channel inlay consists of Black Pen Shell, Serpentine, Abalone, Phosphosiderite, Kingman Turquoise, Cuprite, Gold Mother of Pearl, Orange Spiny Oyster, Variscite and Lapis. Claws are inlaid of Black Jet with burnished detail on ears, noses and tails. Each king is adorn with a white Mother Of Pearl eagle plume finished with Sterling Silver.
The Angel is inlaid with Pen Shell eyes and wears a Mediterranean Coral necklace. Her white eagle plume & wings are carved of Gold Mother of Pearl and finished with Sterling Silver pins. Her robe is inlaid with Lapis pigment and Mediterranean Coral and Serpentine. Channel inlay consists of Black Pen Shell, Lapis, Phosphosiderite, Carico Lake Turquoise, Cuprite and Gold Mother of Pearl. Claws are inlaid Black Jet pigment. Burnished details on ears, nose and tail.
The Shepherd is inlaid with Black Pen Shell eyes and holds a staff of Copper. His necklace is inlaid Mediterranean Coral. He wears a robe with details of Red Pipe Stone and Lapis pigment. Inlaid with Mediterranean Coral, Serpentine and Lapis. Channel inlay consists of Black Pen Shell, Kingman Turquoise, Phosphosiderite, Serpentine, Cuprite, Gold Mother of Pearl, Abalone and Orange Spiny Oyster. Claws are inlaid Black Jet pigment. Burnished details on ears, nose and tail.
Artist: Troy Sice
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2022 12/17/2022 10 PM
About: Manger- 1/2"tall by 1 3/8"wide by 2 1/2"long
Jesus- 1 5/8"tall by 3/4"wide by 1/2"long
Mary & Joseph- 3"tall by 1 1/8"wide by 1"long
Three Kings- 3 3/8"tall by 1 1/2"wide by 1 1/8"long King w/star- 4 1/8"tall by 2"wide.
Shepherd- 3 1/8"tall by 1 5/8"wide by 1 1/4"long w/staff- 3 3/4"tall
Angel- 3 3/8"tall by 1 3/4"wide by 1 1/8"long