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RARE Ancient pre-KHMER Stone Statue Avalokiteshvara Kampong Thom 6-8thC Cambodia

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Seller: agustus-collection (14,889) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: BALI - Island of the Gods, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201711414161 RARE ANCIENT KHMER EMPIRE STONE SKULPTURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA ~ sourced in CAMBODIA Item # : 60 2188 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Type of artifact : EXTREMELY Rare Ancient early Kampong Thom / Khmer hard sandstone Statue / upper torso and head of the deity Avalokiteshvara Kampong Thom ~ the Sambor Prei Kuk site predates the Angkor temples by several centuries dating from the 6th to 8th Century AD Amount : 1 (one) single piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Weight : approx. 3 kg / 3,000 grams Size : Height: approx. 29.5 cm = 11.61 inches from top of the head to the end of the arm Width: approx. 20 cm (at the widest point) Depth: approx. 10 cm Material : Sandstone / hard stone Style : Genuine Hindu pre-Khmer period Approx. age : circa 11th Century AD Origin : Kampong Thom ~ Sambor Prei Kuk period / ancient Khmer Empire ~ pre-Angkorian period / Cambodia Condition : Excellent ancient condition and museum quality ! This extremely rare artifact is original as found and there are no repairs. Where the hand is broken off, is a small chip where the magnificent ancient stone patina can be seen deep inside the stone. The magnificent stone patina is original as found. The surface has some expected corrosions, weathering, wear, degradation and abrasions as a consequence of age and extended burial. Some original sedimentary dispositions remain on part of the surface. Provenance : This ancient stone artifact is one of a lot we acquired from a German Collection. Certification : We will issue on request a GUARANTEE of AUTHENTICITY / Certificate of Authenticity for this rare genuine ancient artifact Estimated value : At major auction houses, the estimated value of similar items is between US$ 40,000 and US$ 70,000 Remarks : This extremely rare ancient stone artifact dates to approx. the tth to 8th Century AD and was excavated in the Kampong Thom area in Cambodia. History : The Khmer Empire was the largest continuous empire of South East Asia, based in what is now Cambodia. The empire, which seceded from the kingdom of Chenla, at times ruled over parts of modern-day Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. During the formation of the empire, the empire had intensive cultural, political, and trade relations with Java, and later with the Srivijaya empire and Srivijayan ally, Sailendra, that lay beyond the Khmer state's southern border. Its greatest legacy is Angkor, which was the capital during the empire's zenith. Angkor bears testimony to the Khmer empire's immense power and wealth, and the variety of belief systems that it patronized over time. The empire's official religions included Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism, until Theravada Buddhism prevailed after its introduction from Sri Lanka in the 13th century. Satellite imaging reveals Angkor to have been the largest pre-industrial urban center in the world, larger than modern-day New York. The history of Angkor as the central area of settlement of the historical kingdom of Kambuja is also the history of the Khmer people from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a genuine piece of ancient history. Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object. Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection! » eBay Seller for over 10 Years » Very high Approval Rating » Outstanding Collection » German Ownership » Free FedEx shipping for purchases over US$ 500 » Combine Shipping for 10 days » Secure Packing & Shipping Services » Secure Payment via PayPal » Items are guaranteed as described » Clear Return Policy » Fast Support Response » Outstanding Customer Service Back To Top Visit my eBay Store: AGUSTUS-Collection Add to Favorite Stores | Sign up for Store Newsletter Home | Guarantee & Return Policy | Store Policy | Shipping | Payment | Procedure | Guides | FAQs | About The Seller Back To Top Condition: Excellent Ancient Museum Condition ~ Extremely Rare Genuine Ancient Artifact, Color: Beige, brown, Maker: Ancient Khmer Empire, Type: Statues, Primary Material: Stone, Age: Pre-1800, Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Original/Reproduction: Original, weight: 3 kg / 3,000 grams, style: Pre-Khmer period, origin: Kampong Thom, Cambodia, type of artifact: Kampong Thom / pre-Khmer hard sandstone Statue

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