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A quintessential example of the double anthropomorphic figures found in the far west of Nepal. It is generally understood that this kind of imagery is an indication of spirit possession.  When a person is possessed by the deity or tutelary spirit this is visualized rather like the god mounting the medium and the vernacular Himalayan dialects use that sort of vocabulary to describe spirit possession..  In such a state the shamans skills of diagnosis and healing have mystic or even divine fortification... they can see into the future and reveal the past as well.

This type of imagery is seen in the mid and far west areas of Nepal, and this figure would in all likelihood have been a component of a shamanic shrine or the ritual embellishment for some sort of power spot.
 

ITEM NAME:   Primitive wood figure
ITEM CODE:   HMR-60
PRICE:   Email 
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STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:   Far west Nepal

MATERIALS:   

Wood 

AGE:   

mid 20th c or earlier

SIZE:   

14-1/2 inches high
3-1/4 wide
 

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