Himalaya Primitive

Old protector statue, Himalaya,  Nepal

Old protector statue, Himalaya, Nepal


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950: Item # 1450270

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A nice and old primitive figure from West Nepal ( upper karnali river districts) figuring an ancestor in ritual gesture of Namaste, its legs are slightly bent. The representation of the head is done in a minimal style the eyes are round, the mouth is small and rectangular, the ears are outlined.This statue is carved from a hardwood and shows a very old patina of weathered wood with old traces of xylophagous insects. The feet have been eaten away by long exposure to a humid ground, otherwise the general condition is quite good considering its age. H 42 cm, circa mid 20th presented on a metal base, weight 1.5 kg