02/10/2008

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.

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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 

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6958870/15-weste...

 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   http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6166203/4-tharu-...  .

 The iconography of some Tharu panels is then comparated with the Santal people wedding palkee panels one   on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6268451/28-santa... .

 

 

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Another group of  primitive sculptures is edited  on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6210825/western-... .

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 A Western Nepal primitive  reliquary sculpture is edited on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6220844/western-...

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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 http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/himalayas/17.html... .

 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   http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/52263812/Petit-Mar... .

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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.

 

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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 http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6169443/nepalese... )

 A piece with a similar iconography was edited in the feature : "Art and Shamanism in the Himalayas" http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/himalayas/index.html#23  ( by Eric Chazot and Jean-Pierre Girolami on Tribal Art V 1:1/ 2000) ,  for a comparation see  http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/himalayas/23.html  and also http://www.tribalarts.com/feature/himalayas/19.html  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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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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Side view.

 

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Side view detail.

 

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Side B view.

 

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