17" Mother & Child by Manasie Maniapik *Cheek to Cheek*

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Manasie Maniapik

$4,880.00 CAD

Inuit art: Mother and Child
Inuit Artist: Manasie Maniapik
Size: ­­­­17 (across), 16" vertical, 7" wide, 7" deep, 28 lbs 
Community: Pangnirtung, NU 202/24
Stone: Serpentine
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**This Item is Eligible for Our 0% Interest Layaway Plan.

Masterpiece Carving!  Museum quality sculpture!

Maternal love is one of humanity's most cherished themes.

A baby's life is directly dependent on the adult who cares for it.

Classically, humanity relies on the devotion, sacrifice and love of a mother.

This is not to say that fathers do not provide nurturing, but statistically, mothers take on this role.

Manasie Maniapik has gifted us with this heart warming study of an Inuit woman and her child. 

Like most women, this Inuk mother is going about her family duties and caring for her child at the same time. 

True multi-tasking.

The Inuit mother is carrying her baby in an oversized parka called an Amauti which has a hood which allows the baby to be carried in a pocket, while leaving the mother's hands free.

Did you notice that Mother's mouth is opened wide?

Perhaps she is speaking to the baby or singing to him to lull him to sleep.  

Our Inuit mother is sturdy and solid in stature and she is carrying a pail and a utensil which suggests she may be preparing a meal.

Manasie has captured a brief moment in the day of a life of a mother. 

Perhaps, Cheek to Cheek fills your heart with memories of your own mother.  

The black stone gleams and reflects every soft line of this enchanting sculpture. 

I love the contrast between the shiny black stone and the matte green/white of her pants.

We need these incredible Inuit artists whose lifetime is devoted to depicting Inuit life and ultimately recording the history of the Far North and its people.   

This sculpture is a Masterpiece that would be a cherished gift.


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