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Seller: siamgalleryco (526) 96.4%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163314673780 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Antique Phra Hin 'Kru Hod' Transparent Precious Stone Meditating Buddha Amulet. Lanna Style. Stupa Relic.Lavender Color. Old city known as "Meaung Hod", Chiang Mai Province. Thailand 14th/15th C. Overview:x THAI RELIC: An exquisite 14th to15th century transparent 'Phra Hin Kru Hod' Stone Meditating Buddha, recovered from an old Pagoda excavation in the city known as "Meaung Hod", near the Burmese border, in the Chiang Mai province of northern Thailand. These artifact were discovered in 1958-1959 (Thais calendar year 2502-2503), during the Bhumipol Dam construction, which was to completely flood the city, and surrounding region. The Buddha images as discovered were originally modelled from high quality semi-precious stone mined from the earth. Transparent Relics of this type represent the God of infinate light - calm, peace, and contentment, and were typically used as commemorative objects, modeled in the form of Buddha images, placed in small clay vats within the interior walls of monumental 'Stupa' structures (conical towering spirals), which were constructed as religious sanctuaries. Image Details:x A sublime Buddha portrayed seated in a meditative attitude, with the legs crossed in the 'Virasana' pose, with both hands rested palm open in the lap, overlapping one another in the 'Dhyana' mudra, the Attainment of Spiritual Perfection, gesture. Buddha is depicted wearing a long monastic robe, diagonally over the left shoulder, leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered, with the end fold of the robe draped just above the chest, and is indicated by incised lines.xxx The face has a serene expression, defined by delicately rendered downcast eyes, with arched eyebrows meeting above a prominent nose, bow- shaped mouth with an insipid smile, and elongated earlobes stop short of his shoulders. The head is carved in relief separating the hairline from his forehead, surmounted by a domed 'Ushnisha' which terminates into a bulbous ornament finial. Remains of gilt-gold, and embedded soil deposits, exist on the surface, as found. Definition: Phra (Buddha) Hin (Thai name for "Stone"). NOTE: This item was visually inspected by a gemologist through the Archaeology and Fine Arts Department of Thailand, as stated a young 'Precious' Stone Family. The surface of the stone is partially covered with remnants of gilded lacquer pigment, and encrusted soil deposits embedded throughout the creviced areas, from the environment in which it was maintained. Excellent condition, with a natural aged patina, without cracks, chips or repairs. Considerably heavy with excellent clarity and hand polished surface, revealing little to no inclusions in this sculpture. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Meaung Hod, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx Lanna style. 14/15th century. Composition:xx Semi-Precious stone, aged patina w/ encrusted soil deposits. Dimensions:xxx Height: 2.5 inches (6.35cm) approximately. Casement: 3.38 inches tall (8.59cm). Observation:xxx Transparent Lavender colour. Master Carving. Considerable heavy, excellent clarity, with polished satin sheen finish. With natural stone, flaws and inclusions occur. 'THIS SCULPTURE HAS LITTLE TO NO INCLUSIONS'. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $800. - $1,500. (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

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