GUARDIAN STATUE

Western Nepal

Height : 71cm    Age : beginning of 20th century

Materials :
wood

Expressive and impressively eroded guardian statue with hand tied to typical namaste greeting. Members of tribes  living in remote mountain valleys of western Nepal place those statues by the shrine entrances, dwellings, crossroads, dangerous mountain places, on house roofs etc. to protect them against evil powers, demons, illnesses, infertility   and other dagers.

Provenience :
Finish collection

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