Jumla bridge protector H2320

A weathered protection figure for a hanging bridge. The necklace (malla) shows a shaman is represented. Jumla district, West Nepal. From the collection of my good friend, the late Jean-Luc Cortes.  R.I.P. (Paris / Kathmandu) Traveler, expert, and lover of the primal art of Nepal. Writer of the great book: “The Primitive Statuary of Western Nepal”, in which this statue is published. (Page 336) Early 20th century. (70 cm) The new owner of the statue gets the book with it.

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Louis Nierijnck