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Anahera

$550.00 - $7,500.00 From $550.00

Original oil painting on canvas, 920 x 610mm, 2010

'Anahera' means 'angel' in Maori. The carved spiral object in this work has the form of a manaia, which is an ancient mythical being seen in traditional Maori carving with a bird's head and a serpent's tail. They are said to be the messengers between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of spirits and Sofia's interpretation of this is that in essence, manaia are angels. The three birds are New Zealand's famous giant Pouakai Eagles, which went exitinct c.1400 AD. The artist sees the manaia and the eagles in this painting as being anahera - guardians and messengers between the realms of spirits and mortals.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 550 x 365mm and is surrounded by an unprinted white border. All prints are proofed by the artist before she signs, titles, dates and numbers them. Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD). Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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