Old Namasakra Mudra, Putali salutation statue, Nepal, approx. 1950
All over Nepal, one can find such Namaskara Mudra, Putali salutation statues. They often stand by bridges, at the entrance of a village, under the biggest tree of the village and at house altars. They vary in height from approx. 12 cm to more than a meter.
This is a fantastic piece! With nearly cubistic style features. Never before did I see a Putali statue like this. It is made of hardwood. The age and usage have blessed this object with a soul. With slight traces of use and aging, this statue is in good condition.
Height: 38 cm
Weight: 1210 grams
Date: mid-20th century
Origin: Kathmandu valley