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Item:163604986640SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Khmer Sandstone Temple Guardian 'Dvarapala' Lion, Angkor Wat 'Preah Ko' Style. Cambodia 11/12th C. Massive Head Fragment Temple Relic. Museum Quality! Overview:x Khmer's massive towering Temples were typically enclosed by concentric series of walls, strategically decorated with stone landings staged with statues of Buddhist lions, mythical guardian figures, usually depicted in pairs, which flanked the main approach to the sanctuary of most Khmer structures. They were also placed along stairways, corridors, chambers, and terraces, representing royalty, strength, and courage, and were believed to have protective benefits in warding off evil forces and intrusion. Description:x A powerfully enormous Khmer Mythical Buddhist Lion Head fragment, exquisitely carved in traditional Preah Ko' style from a temple precinct of northern Cambodia - depicting a monsterous head, poised in a ridged stance, with large upper jaw, lined by large carniverous teeth, projecting fangs carved in the round, and strong lower jaw. The face with an aggressive attitude, displays a frounded forehead centered by an ornate floral design, bulging eyes, arched eyebrows connected above a broad nose, and gaping mouth and projecting tongue. The lions mane is arranged in a massive thick braids, combed to the back of the head, bound by an inter-connected diadem crown, flanked by pointed earlobes. He would have normally been sculpted wearing a decorative collar around his neck, rendering his obedience to the religious institution it once guarded. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Preah Ko style. 11/12th century. Composition:xx Sandstone, aged patina w/ encrusted oxidation. Dimensions:xxx Height: 24.0 inches (60.96cm) including mount. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions as displayed. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $25,00 - $30,000 (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 CounterType:Khmer Temple Guardian Lion, Region of Origin:Southeast Asia, Age:11/12th C., Primary Material:Stone, Sandstone, Original/Reproduction:Original, Color:Stone
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KHMER SANDSTONE TEMPLE GUARDIAN DVARAPALA LION, PREAH KO STYLE. 11/12th C. STONE