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Finely engraved with scenes of grizzly bear hunting in the Canadian wilderness
Size: 20cm high, 17cm wide – 8 ins high, 6¾ ins wide
In many cultures, including that of the Native Americans, bears have been the subject of myths and cults and they were often regarded in the northern hemisphere as the ‘King of the Animals’ because of their size and strength. Bears walk on the soles of their feet and are omnivorous although plant material features more than animals in their diet, with the one exception of the Polar Bear, which is purely carnivorous. Stone age paintings and bone fragments found in caves indicate that our prehistoric ancestors hunted bears.