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Seller: siamgalleryco (527) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153339582004 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Antique Bronze Meditating Ayutthaya Buddha Amulet w/ Lersi Base. Thailand 19/20th Century. Description: An exceptional antique amulet of Copper alloy, acquired from a temple precinct in the old Ayutthaya city of north central Thailand. Sculpted in the form of an enthroned meditating Buddha, the figure was primarily cast from a special process of 'smelting' metal, in accordance with the Buddhist Scripture of mixing 'magic' metals - a highly valuable composition for making supernatural amulets, along with extensive ceremonial prayer, practiced by the gathering of several temple monks, by which is said to enhance the power of the amulet with invincible and psychic powers. After production of the amulet - they are blessed and consecrated through infinte virtues and supreme meditative powers. Image Details: Sacred Temple Amulet of a meditating Ayutthaya Buddha enthroned with the image of Lersi carved in relief at the base. Buddha is depicted seated cross-legged in the 'Virasana' pose, one leg atop the sole of the other foot. The hands in mudra, with the left hand resting palm open on his lap, while the right hand forms the Bhumisparsa mudra, or Calling the Earth to Witness, gesture. The figure is modeled with a somewhat flattened profile, dressed in monks attire with the robe covering the left shoulders. The diaphanous garment itself is simplistic in design, secured by a belt at the waist shown at the front. xxxx The face is portrayed with a refine remote appearance with slit-shaped eyes lowered in meditation, arched eyebrows above a prominent nose, a well shaped mouth with an insipid smile, and elongated earlobes rest short of the shoulders. The head is covered in rasp-like hair curls surmounted by a domed-shaped 'Ushnisha' and tall ornament finial. xxxx The figure of Lersi ornaments the base as an 'Ascetic' or Hermit sage who is a forest dwelling visionary with supernatural powers with the ability to make philosphical worldly predictions. Lersi's face reflects a serene expression, characterized by a long tangled beard, mustache, and hair pulled back from his face, gathered in a domed topknotsupported by a band. Elongated ears are pointed, his head rest on his hands, one crossing over the other, and incised with floral ornamentation to both sides. The surface of the bronze has a naturally aged oxidized patina of reddish-brown developing throughout, with a tempered sandy-clay core within. Thai people believe this particular image is especially powerful in securing great wealth and fortune for its owner or possessor. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx 19/20th Century. Composition:xx Cast of Bronze, with aged patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 3.58 inches (9.09cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor dings, pits, & casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remarks:xxxxxx Extremely rare amulet. 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 Type: Ayutthaya Buddha Amulet, Primary Material: Bronze, Age: 19/20th C., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Original/Reproduction: Original

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