Indian antique figure which resembles a 'tribal John Travolta' has sold for over £42,000

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An Indian antique figure which resembles a 'tribal John Travolta' has sold for over £42,000 after a bidding war.<br />
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The wooden 30ins standing male has Travolta's bald head but appears to be throwing shapes out of Saturday Night Fever.<br />
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It was in fact carved in the Bay of Bengal in the early 20th century to ward off evil spirits at the entrance of huts.<br />
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The lifted right arm is thought to symbolise him clenching a spear for this purpose on the island of Nicobar.<br />
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The figure's high price has been attributed to it being a 'rare survivor' of the 2004 tsunami which devastated the region. It was sold with auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, of Salisbury, Wilts.