Manaia on wooden stand (Spiritual Gaurdian)
pounamu/greenstone, wood, paua shell inlay
210 x 150x 10mm Manaia (Height on stand 270mm)
Ag jun21jp #AS-102
The manaia is a mythological creature and is usually depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish (representing sky, earth and sea). A manaia is a spiritual guardian/guardian angel and protects the wearer from danger or evil.