Blue turquoise bear Hand Carved with inlaid red coral eyes and nostrils, incised oval "bun" tail, an offering pack a 2 1/8" red spiney oyster shell arrow point surmounted by two turquoise nuggets, a red coral nugget and some heishe beads), plus Anderson's distinctive "AW" monogram incised into the underside of the bear's left rear foot. A striking and unusual Anderson Weahkee piece, as it is very rare to find so massive a natural turquoise carving, especially with relatively little brown matrix. Originally purchased from Silver Sun in Santa Fe, NM in June of 1998. Anderson was born on April 20, 1957 and died on February 22, 2009. He was the brother of both Lena Boone and Dinah Gasper, son of Edna Weahkee Leki and grandson of Teddy Weahkee. Signed AW. 4 1/4" long- 1 7/8" tall- 1" thick (base). 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. Certificate of authenticity will be included.