A KHMER TERRACOTTA FEMALE DEVATA TORSO. ANGKORIAN ART. CAMBODIA 14/16th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153721853880 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Rare Khmer Female Torso of a Devata Goddess. Terracotta. Angkor Style 14/16th C. Cambodia. Overview:x According to the canons of beauty of the Khmer Angkorian period, the Devatas were a fertility symbol and evoked pleasure, although their sensuality was always restrained. They embodied the vital forces of nature, arousing euphoric stimulation 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. xxx Their youthful face was suppose to resemble a full moon, fleshy lips, cheeks as fresh as fruit, and earlobes deformed by heavy earring pendants. Devatas wore improbable hairstyles, with their hair pulled up in such a stylized way that they resembled a tiara. 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 A superb Khmer Terracotta Torso of a female Devata figure, probably that of a celestial Apsara, beautifully executed in traditional Angkorian style. She once stood as a complete figure, a voluptuous maiden of Indra's court, gracefully poise with a slender profile, bare breasted, clothed only in a long garment worn low at the waist. She was a two-armed goddess usually depicted with hands in mudra, broad hips, partially clothed with or without ornamentation and barefoot. xxx This female torso 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 Angkor 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 fired clay with its partially hollow interior, remains in solid condition without repairs, with flaws, pitting, and minor surface degradation throughout. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Khmer Temple District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Angkorian Style, late 14th to early 16th century. Composition:xx Terracotta, aged patina w/ various oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Length: 6.25 inches (15.88cm). Height: 6.0 inches (15.24cm). Observation:xxx Solid Condition, with broken off head, limbs, lower body, legs and feet, and minor abrasions throughout. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (USD). NOTE: THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL. 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. 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