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Ancestors to ammonites, Orthoceras are extinct cephalopods who are the
ancestral cousin of the modern squid or octopus that lived in the ocean that once covered the northern
Sahara desert about 400-million-years-ago during the Devonian Period. Today this prehistoric sea floor is
ironically, found in the dramatic Atlas Mountain Range in southern Morocco, North Africa at the northern
fringe of the Sahara desert.
The word Orthoceras means Straight Horn and refers to its shape. These
very primitive members of the phylum cephalopod are similar to the ammonite but with a straight shell
and can range in size from a few inches to over six feet. Their shells fell to the floor of the ocean when
they died, where the shells were covered in sediment, then over time compressed into marble from
limestone. The fossilized structure is preserved in black marble and white calcite then polished to
highlight the sea creature's distinctive chambered walls.
Most Lynn bears we have sold have been rounded and were medicine
type bears, but this one is elongated and slender perhaps due to the piece of marble he purchased for
carving. The eyes and heartline/breathline dots are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the sunfaces
are inlaid of turquoise, red coral, jet and Mother-of-pearl. The fetish is signed Lynn Quam on the bottom
of the carving. This is a high quality fetish with fine fit and finish.
If you would like to read more about the Bear's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Bear" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Material: Orthoceras Marble
Dimensions: 4 1/16"L x 1 3/8"T x 3/4"W
Shipping costs: 10.00 + depending on your location
Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!
Please keep in mind that we ONLY accept online payments (credit/debit/e-check) via www.paypal.com. You may send your check or money order if you prefer a manual payment. Just alert us to that fact when you place your order. Additionally, please remember that we ship ONLY via USPS. Domestic parcels go via Priority/insured. Foreign parcels can go either Priority International (NO INSURANCE) or via Priority Express (INSURED up to $500.) Shipping prices are determined by the value of your parcel.
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david at zunispirits dot com
or zunispirits at yahoo dot com
The Zuni Fetish Story
If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.
Zuni Fetish Meanings
We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings.
CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.
The Zuni Language
If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!
The Zuni Spirits Blog
In an effort to keep our collectors informed of new arrivals, posts of interest to Zuni fetish collectors, the latest critters to visit our east Texas woods, rants, raves and rambles will be published HERE at the Zuni Spirits Blog. You may subscribe (& unsubscribe) at this link.
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