This magnificent warrior bear holds his shield high to show his strength and courage. Troy has been using old vintage Zuni jewelry designs on his work like the Knifewing motif shown on the shield. He is the only Zuni carver to do so. He is combining vintage Zuni jewelry with Zuni Fetish carvings. The Knifewing consists of awesome stones such as Black/Gold Lip Mother of Pearl, Mediterranean Coral, Lapis, Variscite, Kingman Turquoise, Orange Spiny Oyster Shell, 22k Gold, and Black Jet pigment for the eyes. The two feathers are carved of Elk Antler and are wrapped with Sterling Silver. The bear itself has inlaid Lapis eyes. The necklace has a nice centerpiece of Variscite and Lapis with many Mediterranean Coral drops. He holds a hand fabricated Sterling Silver spear. A lot of time and detail went into this small sculpture.
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2021 8/2/2021 3pm
About 4"tall by 2 1/2"wide by 2 3/4'long