Iron Statues

Votive Statue with Halo

This sculpture consists of handsmithed iron and depicts a squatting male figure with elongated head and body and short bended legs. The arms are joined in a Namaste gesture. Around the figure is a stylized Halo, made of a saw blade in secondary use. The surface shows a partially dark to crusty patina which originates from longtime ritual use and age.

Material: Iron    Height: 27 cm    Weight: 1160 gram

Votive Statue with Halo, Front

 

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Two Iron Statues

Height: 21.5 and 22.5 cm    Weight: 525 and 670 gram

Two Iron Statues, View A

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Three Small Iron Statues

Height: 12.5, 12.5 and 13.5 cm     Weight: 186, 327 and 373 gram

Three Small Iron Statues, View A

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Two Iron Statues, Forming a Couple

 

Christian Lequindre (personal communication May 15, 2011) kindly informed us that the two statues originate from the western region of Nepal. They are forming a couple, called in Nepali “Jora-Jori”. Sets of these sculptures (made by the Khami cast of blacksmith) are ex-votos offered to the main Masta shrine. Also see: M. Petit & C. Lequindre, Nepal. Shamanism and Tribal Sculpture. Infolio, 2009.

Height: Both 40 cm   Weight: 2.42 and 2.58 kilogram

 

Two Iron Statues Forming a Couple, View A

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Iron Statue With Trisul

Height: 44 cm

 

Iron Statue With Trisul, View A

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