A KHMER TERRACOTTA CARVED FIGURE OF 'PHRA LERSI' ANGKORIAN ART. CLAY. 19/20th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (547) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163841370092 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Khmer Terracotta 'Phra Lersi', Angkorian Art. Cambodia 19/20th C. Temple Relic. Holyman, Medicine Man, Shaman, Forest Dwelling Visionary. Description: An amazing Khmer Terracotta hand-carved temple figure from Khmer mythology, depicting a forest dwelling visionary known in Cambodia as "Rosei", a hermit sage with supernatural powers with the abilities to make philosphical worldly predictions. XXX Dedicated to the higher spiritual practice, the figure is portrayed seated on a pedestal with his legs crossed in the attitude of meditation, with both hands resting on his lap overlaping on another in the 'dhyana' mudra, the attainment of spiritual perfection gesture. The elevated hollow clay basin in which he sits serves as a medicinal herb storage container - used by shaman practitioners who engage in the art of herbal healing. XXX The thinly profiled hermit is depicted barefoot, wearing a long monk styyle garment, covering the left shoulder with a folded sash draped to his mid-section. XXX Typical of hermit sages he wears an ornate headdress fashioned with floral flanges at both sides and a pair of patruding horns, and fitted with a plate at the back of the head. His faces reflects a gazed expression, characterized by a long hair pulled back from his face, gathered in a tophat, ridged eyebrows, prominent nose, wide well-shaped mouth, and elongated earlobes are typical khmer style attributes, and compliment the artist's rendition. Lersi's are usually shown unclothed above the waist, thinly profiled, wearing a mere garment, secured by a simple cord, and as always depicted bare footed. Hermit Sage - in general Lersi (rosei) are known as 'Ascetics' and are characterized by refraining from worldly pleasures. Those who practice this lifestyle hope to achieve greater spirituality, and believe the action of purifying the body helps to purify the soul and thus obtain a greater connection with the divine. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Angkorian Art, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx 19/20th century. Composition:xx Terracotta Clay, naturally aged patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 7.50 inches (19.05cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. 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 Region of Origin: Temple Relic. Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Age: 19/20th C., Primary Material: Terracotta, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Khmer Seated 'Lersi' Figure

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