KHMER BRONZE MULTI-ARM BODHISATTVA 'AVALOKITE'SVARA', ANGKORIAN PERIOD 11/12th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (520) 96.3%, Location: Bangkok, Thailand, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163340720806 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Khmer Bronze Standing Multi-arm Bodhisattva 'Avalokite'svara', Angkorian Period, 11/12th C. Description: Extremely rare bronze Khmer Bodhisattva multi-armed figure of Avalokitesvara, an iconic manifestation of the Bodhisattva figure, as a male deity, depicted standing in a strong frontal posture on a rectangular plinth, holding attributes. In Buddhism it is believed that all bodhisattvas are asexual, they appear in various forms in different circumstances. In Khmer, the name is 'Preah Mae Kun Ci Lem', describes Avalokite'svara as the bodhisattva who can take the form of any type of male or female, human or non-human. The figure is superbly executed in traditional Angkorian fashion, stands in 'Samabhanga' on a small plinth, with his hands displaying the 'Vitarka' mudra, while hold attributes. The two hands before him hold a lotus bud, and a vase, while his raised hands hold a string of rosary beads and holy sutra. His head is embellished with the Buddha 'Amitabha' seated in meditation, with the hands folded in 'Dhyanamudra', centered on his headdress. Unclothed above the waist the figure is beautifully modeled with a jeweled necklace, draped in pendulous pendants. He wears a short vertical striated sampot hung low about the midriff, secured by a highly decorative belt passing around his hips, ornamented with a central rosette and hanging pendants, complimented by an ornate central panel elegantly draped in stylish fish-tail folds, both front and back.XXX His softly contoured face with indigenous characteristic has a serene downcast expression, with heavy-lidded eyes, arched eyebrows carved in relief meet in the middle above a well-shaped broad nose, and wide lips with an insipid smile are framed by a second incised line. The head is covered in tightly braided hair curls, enhanced by a cylindrical-shaped topknot, ornamented by a miniature Buddha figures seated in a sanctuary at the front, and topped by a lotus flower finial.xxxx Lost wax cast, with a superb naturally aged dark chocolate brown patina, revealing a mixture of surface encrustations, malachite, cuprite, azurite, calcite, and manganese, from ground water leaching in the soil, along with embedded soil deposits from the enviornment in which it was maintained. The piece is in excellent condition, unaltered in any way, originally discovered in the Surin Province of northeastern present day Thailand, once the central region of the Khmer Empire. Data Observation: Heavy Bronze piece, mostly a solid pour, modeled with a wedge-shaped base. Excellent condition. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions: Height: 14.0 inches (35.56cm) without rudimentary stand. Note: In order to ensure safe shipment and protect this item from potential damage, this statue would be specially wood crated and shipped by "BOAT". Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Registered Airmail (2-3 weeks) or Sea Freight (3-5 weeks) depending on container size and weight, or as noted. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees Taxes and related un-forseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. 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 Service 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.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%, 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. Important Note: Upon request, please be prepared to submit a copy of your Passport (via email to siamgalleryco), to accompany your shipping documents, required by the following countries - Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, or any other country which may have similar requirements imposed by their government. 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. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: 11/12th C., Primary Material: Bronze, Type: Khmer Deity Statues

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