Seller: siamgalleryco (462) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152338473860 BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Antique Head of a Hindu Holyman 'Sadhu', Papier Mache & Magic Herbs Mask. 20th Century. Description: A magnificent early 20th century sacred Temple Ceremonial Face Mask, depicting the head of a Holyman 'Sadhu', a wandering ascetic monk solely dedicated to achieving liberation, the fourth and final stage of life, through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. xxxxA temple blessed face mask made of Papier Mache and Magic Herbs, hollow and hand-painted, that would have been used in the performance of stories from the sacred Hindu text and letters. xxxx This particular mask would have been worn by dance masters from Thai courts who perform classic Royal Ballets from Hindu mythology, and well versed in the portrayal of these Sadhu devotees. The hollowed head is sensitively rendered with a well contoured face and contemplative expression, beautifully depicted in skin colored pigment, offset by heavy white eyebrows, mustache and beard, vivid bulging eyes, and prominent ears, wearing a topknot atop the head. The surface has a beautiful aged painted patina, excellent condition with minor abrasions, chips, and missing parts as presented. Origin: Ayutthaya Province of northern Thailand. Data Observation: Exquisite Condition. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions:Height: 11.0 inches (27.94cm) No Stand Included. 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. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Items shipped by 'Boat' shall include all necessary documents required for customs clearances, including 'Bill of Lading' and transfer documents. - Purchaser is responsible for "Delivery Charges" for Ground Freight Sevice from Port of Entry to your final destination, and must be arranged between you the "Purchaser" and the Sea Freight agent upon arrival of your crate (normally you will be contacted prior to shipment's arrival). Buyer is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, Over-stay Dock fees, and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. Important Note: Being a religious artifact, we are required to obtain a permit from the Archaeological and Fine Arts Department, certifying this artical is allowed to leave the country of Thailand. Expect a one to two 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, certifing 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. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. (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.