A STANDING BUDDHA SAKYAMUNI, BRONZE. MON DVARAVATI PERIOD. 8/9th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (540) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163705380474 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Antique. Rare. Important. Standing Buddha Sakyamuni, Bronze, Mon Dvaravati Period. 8/9th C. Ancient Si Thep Settlement, Phetchabun Province, Central Thailand. Overview: Because few bronze sculptures survived from Southeast Asia before the 9th century, this standing figure of a Buddha is particularly important. The piece was discovered at the ancient Dvaravati city of Si Thep, which sits along the Pasak River in central Thailand. The image is presented on a removable matte black stand, measuring 20.5 inches (52.07cm) in height, not including the mount. Image Details:x Sacred 'Mon Dvaravati' Sakyamuni Buddha, stylistically and iconographically executed in traditional Mon style, portrayed standing barefoot in a frontal position, having both hands raised in the same symbolic gesture of Instruction, the 'Vitarka' mudra, where the tip of the thumb is pressed slightly against the index finger. xx The stance is typical Mon Dvaravati, specifically the way in which the figure displays a fluidity of modeling with emphasis on soft flowing volumn. The profile is slender, wearing a close-fitted robe of which the drapery is elegantly displayed in a cape-like manner, a smooth understated treatment that draws attention to his idealized physical form which functions as a metaphor of enlightenment. The diaphanous garment is worn in the 'Closed Mode', covering both shoulders, which includes an undergarment draped lower than the rounded hem of the outter loin cloth. xxAs displayed, Mon images are readily distinguishable by their facial features, especially their expression of spiritual calm. Here the Buddha's contoured face is highly detailed in a serene contemplative expression, with open eyes, ridged eyebrows connect above a prominent nose, wide full-lipped mouth incised, and elongated pierced earlobes. The head is covered by incised snail-shell hair curls, whorled, surmounted by a domed ushnisha, without ornamentation. The reverse skillfully reflects the un-interrupted emphasized Dvaravati A-sexual attribute. XXX Lost wax casted, the bronze alloy has naturally aged to a dark brown patina, covered with malachite oxidation. This skillfully executed image is a superb example of the Mon Dvaravati artistry produced during the Mon Period. Its creator has modeled a gracious interpretation of this divine iconic in human form with lively imagination and conviction. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Si Thep Temple District, Phetchabun Province, central Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx 8th to 9th century. Composition:xx Bronze, aged patina w/ malachite oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 20.50 inches (52.07cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor casting flaws and surface abrasion. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remark: U-shaped support ring below Buddhas feet is broked off (see photos below) and does not detract from the images appearance in any way. Estimate Value: $175,000 - $200,000 + 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: PLEASE VIEW ADDITIONAL DETAILED PHOTOS IN THE DESCRIPTION PAGE., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: 8/9th C., Primary Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Standing Mon Dvaravati Buddha

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