Lot 80: Newari altar bronze mirror,-right thought, Nepal

Est: $300 - $1,000
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Description: Newari altar bronze mirror,-right thought, Kathmandu, Nepal. This old mirror is a sacred symbol representing right thought. It reflects things as they really are, & can be seen on both Tibetan & Newari altars. This belonged to a Newari in Kathmandu, & is in excellent condition, nice patina. Width: The face is 7 inches across = 17.5 cm. Height: it stands 12 inches tall = 30 cm. Weight: 170 g. Newa people The Newa (Nepal Bhasa: New(h), Classical Nepal Bhasa: Newr or Newl) (Nepali: ) are the indigenous people of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. The valley and surrounding territory have been known from ancient times as Nepal Mandala. Newars have lived in Nepal Mandala since prehistoric times, and immigrants that arrived at different periods in its history eventually merged with the local population by adopting their language and customs. Newars are a linguistic and cultural community of mostly Tibeto-Burman and some Indo-Aryan ethnicities. Scholars have also described the Newars as being a nation. Scholars in this field have consensus that prehistoric Newar (Newari) were originally interconnected to the ancient Kirat people (Kiratis). Stone Age, prehistoric Kirat tools found by Dr. A. Y. Shetenko (Leningrad Institute of Archaeology) date back to 30,000 years ago, matching prehistoric tools unearthed in China's Gobi Desert and Yunnan. According to Nepal's 2001 census, the 1,245,232 Newars in the country are the nation's sixth largest ethnic group, representing 5.48% of the population.
Condition Very good condition, original patina, no defects
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 1000
Orignal: Yes
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