ANTIQUE INDONESIA WOOD-CARVED BALINESE TEMPLE DANCE FIGURE. CIRCA: LATE 19th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (542) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163696490383 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Antique Indonesia Wood-Carved Balinese Temple Dance Figure. Circa - Late 19th Century. Description: An absolutely stunning 19th century wood carved Temple Balinese Dancer, intricately hand-crafted from a single piece of very dense 'Suar' hardwood (Samanea Saman), demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Carved in traditional Bali style, the figure depicts a Male performer engaged in Balinese Ritual Temple Dance, intensely expressed through bodily gestures of virtuosic movements, with the placement of the hands in an effortlessly motion. He is fashioned in a heavily embellished royal dance costume, elegantly decorated with intricately carved floral patterns throughout the garment. The dancers tightly matted hair is split down the middle and fashioned pulled up into two separate pig-tails. The features of the face are that of a youthful Bali deity, realistically portrayed with a benevolent nature, with vivid detailing of the eyes, nose, and well-defined lips. An ancient traditional Dance of Bali, regarded as a form of worship and offering, within Temple ceremonies, performed by Balinese Dancers as a ritual story of dance drama or poetry, created by the soul, expressed through whole bodily gestures and movements. Balinese dance remains an intrical part of the religious and artistic expression among the people native to Bali, Indonesia. Remarks: Pristine condition, preserved by a natural oil-based pigment re-applied from time to time, with the wood having normal minor cracks, chips, and dents, due to years of exposure to the elements and other deteriorating conditions. The right arm has an old repair at the shoulder, right hand thumb, and pig-tail hair(s) missing. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Indonesia. Period:xxxxxxxx Late19th century. Composition:xx Suar Hardwood, with aged patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 13.0 inches (33.02cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $2,000 - $2,500 (USD). 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. Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Age: 19th C., Primary Material: Hardwood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Balinese Temple Dance Figure

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