Prince Charles & Diana
Cybis was selected to create Canada's wedding gift
to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Entitled "Eskimo
Mother", the 10-inch-high sculpture portrays an Eskimo
legend about a woman who raised a polar bear as her son, resulting
in his enduring friendliness toward humans. Depicted in porcelain,
the mother pets the cub while her own small infant is cradled in her
hood and a sled dog noses her hand.
A second Cybis porcelain sculpture, "Sacajawea"
was Canada's official gift to Britain to mark the birth of their
first royal son, Prince William.