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Shrine Figure

Nepal
19th-early 20th Century

Provenance: Old New York collection

Among the many tribal regions of the world; the art of Jumla Nepal possesses an extraordinary amount of spiritual power and beauty. This Khas figure most likely sat at a shrine for decades receiving libations of sacrificial materials as an offering to the ancestors. In the classic meditating position, this object exemplifies its type with its heavily encrusted patina and mystic expression; while the sculpture itself also carries an aesthetic weight to it with its thick proportions. Of note are the treatment of the figure’s legs, which hang off to one side of the body, this is not typical. This is a fantastic early representation of the tribal art of Nepal.

Shrine Figure

Nepal
19th-early 20th Century

Provenance: Old New York collection

Among the many tribal regions of the world; the art of Jumla Nepal possesses an extraordinary amount of spiritual power and beauty. This Khas figure most likely sat at a shrine for decades receiving libations of sacrificial materials as an offering to the ancestors. In the classic meditating position, this object exemplifies its type with its heavily encrusted patina and mystic expression; while the sculpture itself also carries an aesthetic weight to it with its thick proportions. Of note are the treatment of the figure’s legs, which hang off to one side of the body, this is not typical. This is a fantastic early representation of the tribal art of Nepal.

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