Very archaic wooden figure, possibly representing the jhankri (shaman) with the ‘ban jhankri’ (primal jhankri who lives in the forrest) who animates the jhankri from within. (lit. La Statuaire Primitive de l’ouest du Nepal, Jean-Luc Cortes and Jean-Claude Brézillon) Magar, Rolpa district, West Nepal. 53cm. (1st half 20th century)
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