Votive Figure

Early 20th Century
Provenance: Private European Collection
Votive figures in Nepal were placed inside or near local village temples and shrines as a mode of ancestor worship. These figures are archaic in style and carved out of a hard wood. They often appear heavily weathered, due to repeated contact with the natural elements. This example exhibits strong lines with a stylized appearance. Simple facial features delineate a kind expression. Crouched on its knees, the figures arms are joined in a praying gesture, suggestive of its use as a object of worship.
H: 10 in
IN 03-12-15/ SOLD