Primitive Bronze Statues Western Nepal

Male Figure With Kukhri and Dhoti

This sculpture consists of white metal alloy. It shows a standing male figure with primitive head. The hands are holding a curved kukhri; the body is clothed with a dhoti.

Height: 24 cm    Weight: 240 gram

Photos by Anjuli Barber

Male Figure with Khukri, View A

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Male with Weapon

Height: 13 cm    Weight: 185 gram

Male with Weapon, View A

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Soldier with Gun

Height: 12.5 cm    Weight: 137 gram

Soldier with Gun, View A

Soldier with Gun, View A

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Rider on Lion (or Tiger)

Height: 17 cm    Weight: 595 gram

Rider on Lion, View A

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Herder with Cow and Calf (1)

Height: 11cm    Length: 12 cm    Weight: 500 gram

Herder with Cow and Calf, View A

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Cow With Five Legs

Height: 8.5 cm    Weight: 230 gram

In the Hinduistic religions, five-legged cows are not simply a mutation, but a miracle. They are considered as extra holy; frequently they are  adorned and get especially worshipped.

The fifth leg is located at the back of the animal (see picture 3, Detail a).

Cow With Five Legs, View A

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Cow With Five Legs (2)

Height: 6.5 cm    Weight: 110 gram


In the Hinduistic religions, five-legged cows are not simply a mutation, but a miracle. They are considered as extra holy; frequently they are  adorned and get especially worshipped.


Cow With Five Legs (2), View A

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Five-legged Cow With Calf

 

In the Hinduistic religions, five-legged cows are not simply a mutation, but a miracle. They are considered as extra holy; frequently they are  adorned and get especially worshipped.

Height: 7.6 cm    Length: 10 cm    Weight: 180 gram

 

 

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Herder (Shaman) with Five-legged Cow and Calf

Height: 8 cm   Length: 9,5 cm   Weight: 250 gram

In the Hinduistic religions, five-legged cows are not simply a mutation, but a miracle. They are considered as extra holy; frequently they are  adorned and get especially worshipped.

The fifth leg is located at the back of the animal and can be seen in the third picture (View C) of this post.

 

Herder (Shaman), View A

Herder (Shaman), View A

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Mountain Goat with Two Heads

This unique sujet shows a mountain goat with two heads. Interestingly enough, the animal seems to wear a halter. Originally, the object had four wheels which are lost.

Height: 9.5 cm    Weight: 238 gram

Mountain Goat With Two heads, View A

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Ancient Votive Statuette with Female Breast and Beard

This very old item shows a stylized sitting figure with female breast; the hands are joined in a Namaste gesture. The figure has an enigmatic face with curved eyebrows, open eyes and bearded mouth. It originates from West Nepal, Jajarkot or Simikot district.

Height: 9.5 cm    Weight: 154 gram

Ancient Votive Statuette, View A

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Ancient Votive Statuette

Height: 9 cm    Weight: 120 gram

Ancient Prayer, View A

Ancient Votive Statuette, View A

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Ancient Abstract Equestrian

Height: 9 cm    Length: 8.7 cm    Weight: 290 gram

Ancient Abstract Equestrian, View A

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Equestrian With Khukri

Height: 14 cm    Weight: 349 gram

Equestrian With Khukri, View A

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Statue in Hourglass-Shape Position

When taking a side view of the statue, the position of arms and the legs forms a hourglass-shape, as described by Marc Petit (2006, p. 33).

Literature: M. Petit in: La statuaire archaique de l’quest du Nepal. Paris: Galerie Renaud Vanuxem, 2006.

Height: 17.5 cm    Weight: 705 gram

 

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Shaman/Priest With Snake Around Neck

Height: 15.5 cm    Weight: 605 gram

Priest/shaman with snake, View A

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Two Shamans with Cow

Height: 14 cm    Bottom Measures: 12 x 8 cm    Weight: 505 gram

 

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Shamans and Ganesha with Cows

Height: 13 cm   Length: 17 cm   Weight: 655 gram

Three Shamans with Cows, View A

Shamans with Cows, View A

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Shaman Riding a Horse

Height: 29.5 cm    Weight: 1.68 Kilogram

Shaman on Horse, View A

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Shaman

Height: 19.5 cm    Weight: 540 gram

Shaman, View A

Shaman, View A

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