12" Muskox (Musk Ox) Love Birds by Manasie Akpaliapik
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Inuit art: Loons in Muskox Horn
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 8" tall, 8" wide, 5" deep
Material: musk ox horn
Provenance: March, 2019. A while back, I asked Manasie to make me something for Valentines. Although he was not able to get the muskox horn on time, he rendered a beautiful set of Love birds for this occasion. He made it so the two together make a Heart shape. It turned out to be a beautiful masterpiece.
It is difficult not to be gobsmacked by the sheer beauty of this sculpture. It is not simply that these birds were carved with extraordinary skill and sensitivity; Mansie created this work bestowed on it not only a high degree of naturalism, he gave it the breath of life. The sculpture is a labour of love.
In this piece, the artist has synthesized the salient aspects of the muskox horn. The composition is not only charged with meaning, it is aesthetically pleasing as well. The birds faces are beautifully framed by the brilliant, electric and softly undulating plane of pinkish red muskox horn.
The sculptures of all the Master Carvers are investment pieces. In all likelihood, you will double your financial efforts in less than ten years upon purchasing this piece. All of Manasie’s carvings (but his owls in particular) are sought after by experienced Inuit art collectors. It is becoming more difficult for me to acquire these exquisite creatures as Manasie’s star rises higher and higher. His talent is recognized through out the world and his pieces are often commissions.
No collection is complete without a Manasie Akpaliapik’s carving. They are spirited and majestic. The perfect gift for anyone in your life from the avid birdwatcher or environmentalist to the wise investor or ardent collector of Inuit art.
Do not miss this opportunity to become the steward of this Manasie Akpaliapik masterpiece!
This is your chance to own a masterpiece the top artist in the world.