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ANTIQUE OLIVINE 'PHRA HIN' QUARTZ STONE LANNA BUDDHA, TEMPLE RELIC 18th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (443) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152332710938 BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Antique Olivine 'Phra Hin' Quartz Stone Meditating Lanna Buddha, Temple Relic, 18th C. Description: An exquisite antique hand-carved 'Phra Hin' Quartz Stone Meditating Lanna Buddha, recovered from a temple precinct of northern Thailand. The image is beautifully rendered with impressive authority from high quality natural stone, mined from the earth, with historical considerations indicating an age of 200 years old or earlier. Transparent Relics of this type represent the God of infinate light - calm, peace, and contentment, and were typically used as commemorative objects, modeled in the form of Buddha images, used in religious temple sanctuaries for ceremonies and rituals, and commonly found in early monumental spiraling Stupa' structures, as objects of veneration, associated with the life of Buddha and in remembrance of his existence and enlightenment. Buddha is portrayed seated in the 'Vajrasana' pose, with legs crossed and both soles of the feet pointed upwards. The left hand rest on his lap, while the right hand forms the 'Bhumisparsa' mudra, 'Calling the Earth to Witness' gesture. The figure is modeled with broad shoulders, inflated chest, and a narrow waist, clothed in a long monastic robe, worn in the 'Open' mode, diagonally over the left shoulder, with the end fold of the robe draped from the shoulder to his chest level. His face has a serene meditative expression, with downcast open eyes, arched eyebrows, a prominent nose, a well shaped mouth, and elongated earlobes resting at his shoulders. The head is carved smooth, outline in relief as indication of his hair-curls, surmounted by a conical shaped Ushnisha, which rises upwards into a bulbous ornament finial. The entirety is supported by a small triangular shape pedestal, elevating the Buddha from the earth. The surface of the stone was hand polished smooth, with detailing intricated executed throughout. A naturally aged transparent stone with no cracks, chips or repairs. Definition: Phra (Buddha) Hin (Thai name for "Stone"). NOTE: This item was visually inspected by a gemologist through the Archaeology and Fine Arts Department of Thailand, as stated a young 'Precious' Stone Family. Data Observation: Natural transparent olivine-green colour stone. Considerable heavy, natural non heat treated or chemically treated stone. High quality, with excellent clarity, and polished surface. WITH NATURAL QUARTZ STONES, FLAWS AND INCLUSIONS OCCUR - NOTED: THERE ARE LITTLE TO NO INCLUSIONS IN THIS SCULPTURE. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. EARLY METHOD OF MAKING CRYSTAL RELICS: Glass - making in ancient Southeast Asia began with quartz, small pieces of the material would be finely crushed and mixed with 'halophyte' plant ash (a major source of alkali). The quartz-ash mixture was then heated at a fairly low temperature in clay containers to roughly 750 degrees celsius, until it formed a ball of molten material. This material was then cooled, crushed, and mixed with color agents to make red, blue, or green. After coloring, the glass would be funneled into a cylindrical clay mold and heated a second time at a higher temperature. Once the container cooled it would be broked and the thick glass ingots that formed during the cooling process were removed. Finally, modeling, scraping, grinding, and polishing were the techiques most widely used during the finishing process of the object.xxxx Early quartz crystal objects of this type have been defined as the first highly technological compositions, and to emphasize its status as an artificial medium, rendering it effectively a precious stone. Dimensions:Height: approximately 3.75 inches (9.53cm). Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-3 weeks) or Sea Freight (3-5 weeks) depending on size. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 14 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifing that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Type: Buddha Statue, Primary Material: Transparent Stone, Age: 18th C., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Original/Reproduction: Original

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