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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 164077208675 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Rare Antique Bronze Buddhist Figure of the Guardian King 'Vaisravana' Tibet Nepal Art. 18/19th C. Description: A superb seated figure of Vaisravana, one of the four Heavenly Kings who is considered an important figure in Buddhism through Nepal, Tibet, and Sri Lanka. He is the Guardian of the Northern Quadrant of the World, who protects the gods from the Asuras (demi-gods), and occupies the highest position among the four Guardian Kings and specifically protects Shakyamuni's 'Vinaya' Teaching, protecting those who practice 'Shila' or self-discipline. Image Details: The image is exquisitely modeled in traditional Tibetan Nepal style, cast of bronze, unaltered and unrepaired, with intricate detailing of the features, depicting a divinity figure, meditating in a seated position, with the right hand raised in the Karana mudra, the gesture of warding off evil, while the left hand holds the Mongoose, who is the enemy of the Snake. xxxxxx Vaisravana is shown seated on a single level Lotus throne, clothed in a regal garment embellished with jewels, a necklace, a long strand of beads, armlets, bracelets, and complimented with large floral flower earring pendants. His matted ascetric locks has been sculpted into a crimped bulbous headdress, bound by an elaborate floral crown. The figures physical form is well proportioned, exposing his pot belly practically falling over his garment, secured by a decorative jeweled belt tied around his waist, and with a shawl draped over the shoulders which falls to both sides of his torso in swirling plates. His head is beautifully rendered with a highly stylized crown accented with floral plates draped behind his elongated earlobes. His face appear almost ferocious with large bulging eyes set below frowing eyebrows, a prominant nose, and a well-shaped mouth, all of which are Vaisravana's dominate features. Data Observation: Excellent condition, with minor degradation of the surface, with dings, dents, and casting flaws being a natural part of the statue's patina. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Tibet, Nepal. Period:xxxxxxxx 18/19th century. Composition:xx Bronze, naturally aged patina w/ green malachite oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 9.5 inches (24.13cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. 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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