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ANTIQUE TIBETAN TRIBAL FEMALE 'SHAMAN' w TRIDENT-SHAPED HEADDRESS 19th C. BRONZE

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Seller: siamgalleryco (443) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162296920331 BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Antique Bronze Tibetan Tribal Female 'Shaman' w/ Trident-shaped Headdress. Tibet, Circa 19th C. Description: A rare and amazing 19th century Tibetan Ethnic Tribal Shaman scuplture, reflecting a stylistic interpretation of a female priestress 'Shaman', elaborately depicting the primitive customs worn during early Tibetan animistic religion and culture. Measuring 8.0 inches (20.32cm) in height. Bronze head of a tribal female Shaman, fashioned by a prominent ceremonial headdress, formed in the shape of a Trident, consisting of a complicated hair style, embellished with a decorative band of hanging conch shell pendants, rising to a tall pointed central finial, adorned with draped jeweled streamers, and flanked by mythical elements, woven to mimic a pair of buffalo's horns - a symbol of freedom and nomadic life.xxxx The face emanates that of a festive ritual mask, with it's almond-shaped eyes slit through the middle, the exaggerated long nose, connected to relief-carved eyebrows, protruding bow-shaped lips, and cliffed chin. She wears an elaborate elongated neck-coil collar, worn in the ancient tribal tradition (similar to the 'Giraffe' long-neck women) associated with beauty and is an integal body ornamentation, designed in a continuous spiraling groove, accented by a jeweled necklace and circular motif. Shamanism, an ancient tradition found in Tibetan cultue and religion value a balanced relation between humanity and nature. 'Bon' the original Tibetan religion was a Shamanistic cult, in which priest used magic rituals, and hexs to control mountains, forest, and water demons, they counteract evil spirits, cure sickness, and make weather, harnessing the forces of nature to combat evil and control the basic spirit powers as a means to enlightenment.xxxx A Shaman is someone who crosses into other dimensions, while in a trance state, known as the 'Shanmanic Journey', where he/she obtains guidance and healing from the benevolent entities (intradimensional beings, known as spirits), that he meets in those dimension. The Shaman then brings this spiritual guidance back to his tribe or community in the physical world. Material: Bronze alloy, tempered sandy-clay core. Dimensions: Height: 8.0 inches (20.32cm). Data Observation: Bronze alloy, naturally aged dark brown Patina, with tempered sandy-clay core. Considerable heavy, high quality carving, with satin sheen surface, with minor flaws, fractures, inclusions, dents, pitting, and wear, which is a norma part of the scupltures patina and it's appearance, given the age of the piece. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Condition: Minor fracture shown at bottom left side, from rings to base, has been professionally repaired at inner core; true to shape and structurally strong. Does not detract from the items beauty in anyway. This item is antique, with some wear and minor scratches or damage, which should be expected given its age. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-3 weeks). 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. 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. 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, certifing 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. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Tibetan Bronze Shaman: 19th C. Sculpture, Tibet

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