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a superb nepalese iron figure

a superb nepalese iron figure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 1389050
galerie Cecile Kerner
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 €3,500.00 
a superb praying figure from Gurung Ethnic group (West made of hammered iron .This heavy sculpture consists of handsmithed iron and depicts a squatting male figure with elongated head and body and short bended legs. The arms are joined in a Namaste gesture. The surface shows a partially dark to crusty patina which originates from longtime ritual use and age.These sculptures (made by the Khami cast of blacksmith) are an offering given in order to fulfil a vow, to the main Mastra shrine.this iron was part of an exhibition on nepal made by renaud Vanuxem .
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