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Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set
Miniature Bear Nativity Set

Miniature Bear Nativity Set

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Troy's first nativity sets were human form with the wisemen wearing simple Sterling Silver round wire for the crowns. Then he changed the crowns to gallery wire. Then he changed it again. Now, he makes tiny Gold Lip feathers to indicate the wisemens status. In Pueblo culture feathers are worn to symbolize a persons status. Troy's human and bear nativities are created in Zuni Pueblo themes where he is from. 

Here a Nativity set of bears all carved of Elk Antler. This is the smallest size of three sets that Troy makes. The sets compose of baby Jesus and his manger, Mary, Joseph, the Three Kings, a Shepard, and an Angel. 

Baby Jesus is inlaid with Pen-Shell eyes and paws. The claws are jet pigment. His manger is incised to look like straw. 

Mary is kneeling in a prayer pose. She is inlaid with Mediterranean Coral, Variscite, Turquoise, Lapis, and Pen-Shell. Pigments consist of Black Jet, Lapis, Pipe Stone, and Green Serpentine. Her shawl symbolizes the stars or Heavens. Her paws are inlaid with Pen-Shell. 

Joseph is also kneeling but his arm lapped over the other in a calm pose. His eyes are inlaid with Pen-Shell. His robe inlaid with Variscite, Pink Coral, Mediterranean Coral, Lapis, Abalone, Kingman Turquoise, and Pen-Shell. The pigments are Black Jet and Green Serpentine. The paws are of Pen-Shell. 

The Three Kings are inlaid with Mediterranean Coral, Pink Coral, Variscite, Pen-Shell, Kingman Turquoise, Purple Spiny Oyster Shell, Chinese Turquoise, Abalone, Lapis, and White Clam Shell. Pigments are Lapis, Pipe Stone, and Jet. They each have a Gold Lip Mother of Pearl hand carved feather pinned with a Sterling Silver wire to show status. 

The Shepard stands in witness of the new born King. Inlaid with Pen-Shell eyes and robe with Pink Coral, Light Green Serpentine, Lapis, Kingman Turquoise, Purple Spiny Oyster Shell, and Variscite. His necklace is of Mediterranean Coral. Pigments are Lapis, Pipe Stone and Jet. 

The Angel stands singing in joy. Inlaid with Mediterranean Coral, Abalone, Variscite, Pen-Shell, Pink Mussel Shell, and Kingman Turquoise. Pigments are Lapis and Jet. The wings are carved of Gold Lip Mother of Pearl and pinned with Sterling Silver. The feather to show status is of Gold Mother of Pearl and also pinned with Sterling Silver. 

All the bears in this set have burnished nose, ears, tails and Mary's fringe on her shawl. 

So, make your Holiday complete with Troy's Award-Winning Nativity sets.

Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2021 8/20/2021 11am

Tallest 2"tall by 1 1/8"wide by 1"long

Mary & Joseph 1 1/2"tall by 3/4"wide by 3/4"long

Manger 1 3/8"tall by 7/8"wide by 5/8"long

Item# 1203