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Asia, Current offer

GUARDIAN STATUE

Tharu, South Nepal, 19th century

wood, 64,5 cms in height

Provenance: Austrian collection (acquired in Kathmandu in early 1990s)

Lit.: Himalayas, Art & Shamans, E. Chazot (2009)

Such sculptures used to mark village borders and served as a protection against ilness, local dangers and various misfortunes.

Price: upon request

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