Moon, 30", wolves on rim, by Mervin Child
Large MOON by Mervin Child - have a close look at this masterpiece. You can see that for Mervin it is very important to tell the story and legends of his people in his art.
Solid piece of cedar - AND...have a close look, it's ONE PIECE!!! The mask of the moon is not mounted on top which shows highest quality craftsmanship!! The rim is fully carved, showing WOLVES - the painting is absolutely stunning, clean, deep lines, the traditional painting in black and red still shows off the beautiful grain and color of the cedar.
-...AND.... now look at the back - isn't that stunning???? Even the back is painted in great detail -
The back shows the frog, its tongue extended which stands for the passage of power and knowledge, the animal is the source of power.
Here's some History: The image is mostly seen on dance rattles like the raven rattle. The first known raven rattle to the outside world was acquired by Russians from the
Measurements: ca. 30" diameter, not fully round....
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