Protective Post - Tharu People, Nepal
Protective Post - Tharu People, Nepal
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Protective Post - Tharu People, Nepal

$1,400.00
Nowadays we acquire a lot of our pieces from old collections, and invariably collectors of African art would also have interesting artifacts from other parts of the world, which is how we came upon this piece. Believed to be from the early to mid 20th century.
Protective or marking posts such as this are hard to come by today. The Tharu people placed two posts 1 facing North of their temple to defend the harvest and the fields and the other facing South to defend the village from evil spirits. The posts represent a divine couple. The male post like this one has a single point on top whereas the female has four - five points on top. The carvings portray protective spirits who watch over the well being of the villagers and their animals and crops.

Height: 41" x Width: 10" x Depth: 2" - on its 10" x 5" base it is 42 1/4" in height.

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