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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163917221879 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Extremely Rare Bronze Naga Protected Buddha, Mon Dvaravati. Northern Thailand. 10th C. Description: A superb Bronze Dvaravati Naga-Buddha image, from a temple precinct in northern Thailand, shows the Buddha meditating in a loose Lotus position under the seven-headed Naga, with the necks of the naga distinctly separated. Duely noting - the only other known example in existance similar to this piece can be viewed in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The Buddha sits in the 'Virasana' pose, meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king 'Muccalinda', protected by the hooded canopy of its seven-headed cobra. Both hands overlap one another in the 'Dhyana' mudra, the attainment of spiritual perfection, gesture. Buddhas profile is slender, wearing a long monastic robe covering the left shoulders, leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered. Buddha's oval face is distinctly Dvaravati, portraying a serene downcast expression with wide smiling lips, ridged eyebrows connect in the middle, set above almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, incised mouth, and elongated earlobes drape short of his shoulders. The head is covered in large snail-shell hair curls, whorled right, surmounted by a conical-shaped 'Ushnisha' only. The cobra's canopy is distinctly separated into seven individual heads, finely incised with overlapping scales, as is the hooded reverse intricately carved in conjoined scales of the snakes body, surrounding a centre 'Wheel of life' medallion, incised in the shape of a flower. The serpents wavering tail is intricately carved in relief, forming the shape of the base, graduating to a rectangular base. The sculpture has a dry, un-altered surface, with a superb dark brown, red, and blue-jean blue patina, covered in wonderful mottled variations. The core within the bronze consist of a tempered sandy-clay, with embebbed rice husk patterns. Extremely heavy piece for its size. 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 Northern Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx 10th century. Composition:xx Bronze, mostly solid and heavy, naturally aged patina w/ blue-jean blue and reddish oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 11.25 inches (28.58cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $12,500.00 - $14,500.00 (USD). IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the difference in computer monitor settings, there may be variations in the items appearance, specifically background lighting, resolution, and color tones, your monitor is set at. NOTE: This stone shall be shipped by International Air Mail. 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 Condition: Amazing Mon Dvaravati Historical Depiction of Buddha Protected by the Serpent King Muccalinda., Region of Origin: Northern Thailand, Age: 10th C., Primary Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Dvaravati Naga Sheltered Buddha

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