Black and white pair of unusual statues of protecting deity and ancestor. They are made of wood and date from the 18th. century. West Nepal.
They both bare signs of great age and eroded wood.
White statue: 40 cm height with traces of lime and original plastering. Black statue: 28 cm height with traces of polychromy.
You are looking at an antique temple carving showing Ganesh and Shiva.
It was made in the 19th.century and has been inside a Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh for decades.
Good condition with the size 51 cm height x 28 cm width.