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KHMER PRE ANGKOR SANDSTONE HEAD OF VISHNU (Hara) PHNOM DA STYLE 9/10th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (444) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162296869374 BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND.TIBET. INVENTORY SALE - REDUCED FROM $1,399.99 - GREAT VALUE Khmer Pre Angkor Sandstone Head of Vishnu 'Hara', Phnom Da Style, 9/10th C. Description: A masterpiece of ancient Khmer art - a Hindu Male Deity "Hara" the indic deity of creation, commonly known as Vishnu, who was prominent in Pre-Angkorian Cambodia. The fragment is one of the earliest examples of sculptural art produced during the Phnom Da period in Pre Angkorian times, and is specifically characterized by its distinct features.xxxxx The almond-shaped eyes with incised iris, delicately traced brows, and subtly molded lips and nose, have particularity of portraiture, an individualized treatment of the Phnom Da style, that represents the royal patron who commissioned the sculpture.xxxxx The deity's head-covering is of Indian origin, consisting of a plain cylindrical Mitre-type hat (the attribute of Vishnu) symbolizing the deity's exalted status. The mitre comes all the way down to the nap of the neck, and wraps his unadorned elongated earlobes, framing the face. Phnom Da is a temple mountain, about 100 metres tall and an excavation area, located in the southeast of Cambodia, close to the Vietnamese border. It belongs to the Angkor Borei district in Takeo province. Phnom Da is the name used to describe the first art style period in the Pre-Angkorian era, and continued to play an important role in the following two centuries. Originally chiseled as a full figured image, this fragmented portion is an exquisite example, unaltered, with no condition issues, with the exception of inconspicuous surface abrasions. The piece reveals a well weathered and worn surface, with a naturally aged rich brown patina of molted varieations, showing minor surface degradation, and clear evidence of selective erosion that developes after extended exposure to the elements over time. Data Observation: Excellent Condition, with the exception of small surface abrasions as shown. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions: Height: Head - 6.25 inches (15.88cm). Head with stand - 8.50 inches (21.59cm). Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand International Airmail (3-4 weeks)or Sea Freight (4-5 weeks) depending on container size and weight. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees Taxes and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. 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. Items shipped by 'Boat' shall include all necessary documents required for customs clearances, including 'Bill of Lading' and transfer documents. - Purchaser is responsible for "Delivery Charges" for Ground Freight Service from Port of Entry to your final destination, and must be arranged between you the "Purchaser" and the Sea Freight agent upon arrival of your crate (normally you will be contacted prior to shipment's arrival). Buyer is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, Over-stay Dock fees, and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. Important Note: Being a religious artifact, we must obtain an export license from the Archaeology and Fine arts Department of Thailand, prior to shipment of this item outside the country; expect a one week delay. 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. Age: 9/10th C., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Primary Material: Sandstone, Type: Stone Carving/ Khmer Male Deity, Original/Reproduction: Original

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