KHMER SANDSTONE FEMALE DEVATA 'APSARA'. ANGKORIAN ART. CAMBODIA 14/16th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (520) 96.3%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153248949802 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Rare Khmer Female Devata Goddess Apsara. Sandstone. Bayon Style Angkorian Art 14/16th C. Cambodia. Overview:x The Devata with the improbable hairstyle were a fertility symbol and evoked pleasure, although their sensuality was always restrained. In esoteric terms they were aspects of 'Shakti' the divine female energy that underlies the cosmos. According to the canons of beauty of the period, the Devatas embodied the vital forces of nature, arousing pleasure with their sensuous and voluptuous profie, with their firm breast resembling flowers about to blossom, deep navels, and full hips. The women went bare breasted and wound a long cloth called a "Sarong' around their hips, fastening it in various ways. One of the simplest was to fold the free edge into a pocket and tuck it into the waist. xxx Their face was suppose to resemble a full moon, fleshy lips, cheeks as fresh as fruit, and earlobes deformed by heavy earring pendants. Their hair was pulled up, sometimes depicted in such a stylized way that they resembled a tiara. xxx The floral contents and its symbolism was an extension of her sensuous and sometimes contorted hand motion which occasionally incorporated a hand 'mudra' or gesture. Like many of her companions she is generally found holding a root of 'Utpala' or Blue Lotus. Image Details:x An extremely rare and amazing divine courtesan reclining poised in a seductive and promiscuous way while displaying a charming attitude. She is presented with a partially broken off arm which rest on her hip, reclining on a plinth barefoot. xxx The figure has a slender yet voluptous bare body, clothed only in a long garment worn low at the waist with the navel visible, secured by a narrow belt with incised decoration. Her face appears youthful characterized by a intricately detailed face, almond-shaped eyes, prominent nose, and wide mouth. Her hair is tightly arranged in vertical braids pulled up into a floral headdress embellished with lotus petals, rising above an arched inter-connected diadem. xxx The stone devata is an early surviving example of statuary recovered from an abandoned temple in the Siem Reap province of northern Cambodia. The piece reflexs characteristics linked to Bayon style statuary of the period, and demonstrates the regional style of an era whos art and culture was once under the rule of the Khmer Empire for several centuries, and is distinguished here by the exquisite craftsmanship and charming naturalism in which the figure possesses. The stone remains in solid condition with some partial repair to the right arm, with flaws, pitting, and minor surface degradation throughout. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Khmer Temple District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Bayon Style, late 14th to early 16th century. Composition:xx Sandstone, aged patina w/ various oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Length: 24.5 inches (62.23cm). Height: 9.0 inches (22.86cm). Observation:xxx Solid Condition, old repair to the arm, with broken of edges and minor abrasions throughout. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $12,000 - $16,000 (USD). 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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. 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