Tlingit Bear Bronze, Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw), Bronze, Ed. # 3/12, 48" x 14 1/4" x 1 1/4", SOLD

Original size is 667 × 664 pixels

Originally carved in red cedar, this panel was cast as an edition of bronzes. The flattened elongated format is typical of facial design that might be seen on a Chilkat robe. “As a close relation, the bear is a link between the human and non-human animals realms, as well as between the secular and natural realm and the divine and supernatural. Because of their strength and fierceness, Bears are frequently the guardians, protectors and helping spirits of warriors.” – Cheryl Shearar