ENTHRONED BUDDHA 'EUROPEAN STYLE' SANDSTONE STONE. MON DVARAVATI PERIOD 11/12thC

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Seller: siamgalleryco (540) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163604976781 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. SALES EVENT - PRICE REDUCED FROM - $8,989.99 - GREAT VALUE Title: Rare Southeast Asia Mon Davaravati Enthroned Buddha Figure, Seated 'European Fashion'. Sandstone, Dvaravati Period. 11/12th C. Overview:x Sacred 'Mon Dvaravati' Buddha, stylistically and iconographically executed in traditional Mon style, bearing Indian influence; portrayed seated in 'European Fashion' on a royal plinth, with both hands in mudra. The figure was recovered from an old temple in the historical Nakhon Pathom province, one of the oldest districts in north central Thailand, a district occupied by Mon people and subsequently their art and culture was influential throughout Southeast Asia from the 7th to12th century, a time commonly called the Dvavarati period in Thai art history. Description:x In the art of Dvaravati , the Buddha sitting in the European fashion is a rare iconographic style depicted in the so-called pendant-legged style and often labeled 'Pralambapadasana' in sanskit. The Buddha seated with two legs hanging down are believed to represent either the historical Buddha Sakyamuni or the future Buddha Maitreya. This form is not often seen in images of the Buddha. Image Details:x This unusual Mon Dvaravati image is seated on a throne in 'European' fashion with both hands resting on his knees (carved in the round), somewhat symmertrical in its profile, modeled wearing a smooth clinging diaphanous garment worn in the 'Open Mode', covering the left shoulder only, which includes an undergarment draped lower than the rounded hem of the outter loin cloth. His contoured face is highly detailed in a serene contemplative expression, with open eyes, ridged eyebrows connect above a prominent nose, wide full-lipped mouth, and elongated earlobes. The head is covered by snail-shell hair curls, whorled, surmounted by a domed ushnisha. The featureless reverse skillfully reflects the un-interrupted emphasized Dvaravati style. The throne itself is intricately carved in relief, designed in a floral motif with bands of trapped rosettes, flanking both sides of the throne beneath the buddha are a pair of very regal Eld's Deer, fashioned seated gracefully while glancing over their back. Buddhas bare feet rest firmly on a half circle of double lotus flowers, bearing a pair of intricately carved dragons below. XXX Mon Dvaravati - A distinct and highly sophisticated culture of southeast Asia who ruled in the central Thai city of Nakhon Pathom, and were characterized as people who spoke the Mon language. The Dvaravati school of art emerged during the seventh and eighth centuries, an innnovative art style that separate their artistic form from Pala( Indian) influence, an individual style distinguishable by the facial features, especially the eyes, and by the fluidness of their images carved in the round. By the tenth century, the disparate Mon-Dvaravati traditions began to come under the influence of the Khmers and central Thailand was ultimately invaded by the Khmer King Suryavarman II, in the first half of the twelfth century. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx Dvaravati Art. 11th to 12th century. Composition:xx Sandstone, aged patina w/ oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 23.50 inches (59.69cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasion. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $14,500 - $18,500 (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. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Extremely Rare Southeast Asia Stone Sculpture. Dvaravati Art., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: 11/12th C., Primary Material: Stone, Sandstone, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Enthroned Dvaravati Buddha, European Fashion

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