Himalaya Primitive

Himalayan Figure 15, West Nepal


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A very typical figure from the remote Karnali district for more complete information and to see similar quality of figures, one can consult the only catalog devoted to this Himalayan archaic figures : La Statuaire Archaique de l'Ouest du Népal, R. Vanuxem Paris 2006 ( text in english). This kind of figures are associated with animist cult of protection of house or village. This figure is covered with a smoked black thick patina and was obviously kept inside. Few chips but good overall condition, strong wood, Good signs of age (circa middle 20th) . Sizes are 24 inches (61cm). More information upon request