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#Egg65 Sofia Minson - "Huia and The Twelve Heavens"

Sofia Minson is of mixed Ngati Porou, Swedish, English and Irish heritage and spent much of her childhood in Samoa, Sri Lanka and China. On returning to New Zealand as a teenager, painting enabled her to reconnect with her whakapapa as well as celebrate the cultural diversity she had experienced overseas. For 10 years Sofia's work has been exhibited and collected in the USA, Europe and throughout New Zealand. She has won numerous national awards including the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in 2005 and is a four-time finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's Adam Portraiture Award. Her art practice has predominantly included detailed oil portraits and landscapes, however more recently Sofia has fused painting with traditional Asian and Pacific garment and art-making materials, particularly of Maori feather cloaks. This egg, Fly The Twelve Heavens, links concepts from ancient Maori cosmology with Hindu mandala symbols and New Zealand's extinct native Huia bird.

Each egg weighs approximately 13.5kg and measures 57cm wide and 98cm high including the metal base (77cm not including metal base). The auction does not include the plinth/stand used during the hunt.

Please be aware that eggs have been transported and will be on public display for almost one month prior to this auction closing. Therefore, it may not be in the exact condition seen in photos for this auction. We remind you to keep this in mind before bidding.

Every effort has been made to accurately describe this auction item however do feel free to ask any questions regarding its condition. We invite you, prior to bidding, to find and inspect the egg while it is on public display between 12th March and 7th April. Please read our full terms and conditions at

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