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Seller: siamgalleryco (526) 96.4%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163355797184 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Khmer Sandstone Naga Sheltered Buddha, Angkor Wat 'Bayon' style. Cambodia. 13th C. Temple Relic. Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Museum Quality! Description: A superb Khmer sandstone Naga Sheltered Buddha, hand-carved in traditional 'Bayon' style, beautifully executed from a solid block of dense sandstone, from the temple of Beng Mealea, north of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The sculpture retains excellent clarity, with well defined features of the Buddha's face and scaley body of the Serpent. The stone shows even wear on the entire surface, with weathering consistent with age, and with stylistic considerations clearly placing the piece in the Bayon period of Khmer Art. The Buddha sits in the 'Virasana' pose, meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king 'Muccalinda', protected by the hooded canopy of its seven-headed cobra. Both hands overlap one another in the 'Dhyana' mudra, the attainment of spiritual perfection, gesture. Buddhas profile is slender, wearing a long monastic robe covering the left shoulders, leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered. The face portrays a serene downcast expression with smiling lips, ridged eyebrows connect in the middle, set above incised almond-shaped eyes, a broad nose, wide mouth, and elongated earlobes drape short of his shoulders. The head is covered in vertical rows of tightly matted hair curls, rising to a conical-shaped 'Ushnisha' decorated in bands of floral. The seven-headed cobra canopy is finely incised with overlapping scales, as is the hooded reverse intricately carved in conjoined scales of the snakes body, surrounding a centre 'Wheel of life' medallion, incised in the shape of a lotus flower. The serpents wavering tail is intricately carved in relief, forming the shape of the base, graduating to a wedge-shape support. The sculpture has a dry, un-altered surface, with a superb light brownish-gray patina, penetrating the surface of the stone in wonderful mottled variations of hues and colours, which has leached from both the interior of the sandstone and the environmental conditions in which it was maintained. A matte black display stand is included, as shown. Data Observation: Excellent condition, with minor degradation of the surface, with dings, dents, and pitting being a natural part of the stones patina. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Beng Mealea, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Angkor 'Bayon' style. 13th century. Composition:xx Solid Block of Sandstone, naturally aged patina w/ oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 21.0 inches (cm) without stand; Height: 21.50 inches (cm) with stand. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $17,500.00 - $18,500.00 (USD). IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the difference in computer monitor settings, there may be variations in the items appearance, specifically background lighting, resolution, and color tones, your monitor is set at. NOTE: This stone shall be shipped by International Air Mail. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (3-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 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.Shipping Calculations: Cost of shipping is determined by the weight of the packaged item, plus the cost of the packing supplies, plus the registration & export license fees (applicable on all religious artifacts). Please keep in mind that Ebay and Paypal take a combined commission fee of almost 15 percent, automatically deducted from the shipping charges, which we have offset in the shipping total. We do not profit on shipping fees and do our best to arrive at the most accurate and fair price for all parties involved. NOTE: Being a religious artifact, a permit will need to be obtained from the Archaeological Department of Fine Arts, certifying this article is allowed to leave the country of Thailand. Expect a one week delay in shipping. 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, certifying 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. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. (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. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Amazing Historical Depiction of Buddha Protected by the Serpent King Muccalinda., Type: Khmer Naga Sheltered Buddha, Primary Material: Sandstone, Age: 13th C., Region of Origin: Cambodia., Original/Reproduction: Original

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