Himalaya Primitive

Himalayan archaic Figure, Nepal Himalaya


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A primitive figure standing in the well identified Namaste position. The figure stands in the sitting position. The legs are carved but remains attached to the body, the hands are joined in the Namaste position to pay respect to the audience. The figure is covered with white mineral pigments and shows old traces of insects (no more present). Hard red wood but very dry which indicates a great age, much over 50 years, from first mid of the 20th century. Except the lack of a knee and cracks due to great age, the piece is in very good and safe condition. This figure was disposed in shine in side shamanic temple, it has been also collected in the district of Humla ( West Nepal , Karnali river), Height 16 1/2 inches (41,5 cm).