Four primitive Ancestor sculpture from Western Nepal ( Jumla, Dunai, and Simikot Regions). Tribal sculpture. Squatting figure. Himalayas. ETHNOFLORENCE COLLECTION.

Himalayan primitive statuary sculptures from Western Nepal ( Jumla, Dunai, and Simikot Regions ) . Nepalese primitive guardian and ancestor figures.



Himalayan primitive sculptures and masks at Musee de la Castree of Cannes (France). (Photo Ethnoflorence)

An interesting group of 15 Western Nepal  primitive sculpture is edited by Ethnoflorence on

 in the same page there are also some interesting photos of Giuseppe Tucci Expedition and for a comparation two rare photos of the Kalash primitive statuary of Kafiristan.

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Another   interesting and rare group of 4 Tharu posts (one really wide of  h 135 cm) and 4 Western Nepal sculptures is edited by Ethnoflorence on–protective-and-devotional-field-carv  .

 The iconography of some Tharu panels is then comparated with the Santal people wedding palkee panels one   on .




Another group of  primitive sculptures is edited  on .


 A Western Nepal primitive  reliquary sculpture is edited on

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N1 Primitive sculpture with long neck in namaste posture. Cm 60.

For a stylistic comparation and related and competent information see .

 Read also the well done and really competent book “La statuaire Archaique de l’Ouest du Nepal”, Marc Petit, Jean Pierre Girolami, Galerie Renaud Vanuxem Paris .

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Frontal view.

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Namaste posture.

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Namaste posture view.

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Below frontal view detail.

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Side View.

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Side namaste posture detail view.

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Below side view.

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Back side view.

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Back side view detail.

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Side view B, face detail.


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N2 Eroded primitive sculpture in namaste posture. Cm 40.


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Frontal view detail.


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Below frontal view.


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Side view.


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Side view, namaste posture detail.


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Below side view.


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Back side view.


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Back side view detail.


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Eroded Shamanic figure in namaste posture. Cm 90.





Comparable with an interesting and rare shamanic quintuple bells in bronze,  four  shamans  in namaste posture are placed over of the little four bronze bells. (more on )

 A piece with a similar iconography was edited in the feature : “Art and Shamanism in the Himalayas”  ( by Eric Chazot and Jean-Pierre Girolami on Tribal Art V 1:1/ 2000) ,  for a comparation see  and also  for an unique shamanic quintuple bells on wood.



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Frontal view detail.

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Below frontal view.


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Below frontal view detail.


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Side view.


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Namaste posture side detail view.


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Back side view. See the hair detail.


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Back side view.


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N4 primitive sculpture in namaste posture. Hard wood .Cm 85.


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Frontal view detail.


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Frontal view detail.


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Frontal view.


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Side view.


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Side view detail.


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Side B view.


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Side B detail view.


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Below side B view.


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Below side B detail view.


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Below side B view detail.