A STANDING FIGURE OF A MALE DEITY 'BANTEAY SREI' STYLE. STONE. CAMBODIA 10th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 164014197253 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. INVENTORY SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM $18,999.00 - GREAT VALUE Title: Antique Khmer Sandstone Figure of a Male Deity, Angkor 'Banteay Srei' Style. Cambodia 10th C. Description: A superb 10th century hand-carved Khmer Sandstone Male Deity Figure, probably that of 'Shiva', stylistically and iconographically executed in traditional 'Banteay Srei' style, from Khmer mythology. The figure is presented in its unrepaired condition as found, elegantly modelled from a solid block of sandstone. As with images from this period, the ornamentation reflects a perfect mastery of sculpting and fluidity. Facial features of the statue retain characteristics of the previous Koh Ker style, but appear more delicate, and reddish sandstone was used. The carving measures 34.50 inches (87.63cm) in height, including the custom fabricated removable steel stand. The deity is masterfully modelled in realistic human form, standing in a strong frontal posture on a small square plinth retaining the original wedge support at the bottom. He stands in 'Samabhanga' with both arms broken, wearing a short stylized sampot worn high on the hips and hung low at the waist, with the navel visible, secured by a plain belt, fashioned with neatly incised pocket folds on the left thigh, and complimented by an ornate dagger on the right. Typical of Banteay Srei style male figures, his garment is ornamented with a butterfly knot at the back. XXX The face appears indigenous, typically Khmer, with a serene expression, incised almond-shaped eyes, connected eyebrows above a well-shaped broad nose, wide mouth, mustache, and elongated earlobes. The hair is tightly braided in vertical rows, drawn onto the top of the head to form a bulb-shaped Chignon, held in place by a jeweled band, and topped with a floral lotus. XXX Originally hand chiseled from a reddish sandstone, the fragmented portion is an exquisite example, unaltered, and professional mounted. The statue reveals a well weathered and worn surface, with a naturally aged patina of molted variations of hues and colour throughout. The surface showing minor degradation, and clear evidence of selective erosion, that developes after extensive exposure to the elements over time. Data Observation: Excellent Condition, with the exception of small surface abrasions. Severed arms and limbs are typically found in images of this type, having multiple breaks from the burial environment in which they were unearthed, which does not detract from the beauty of the piece in anyway, as displayed. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Banteay Srei Temple District, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx 'Banteay Srei' style (967-1000). Composition:xx Reddish Sandstone, aged patina w/ oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 34.50 inches (87.63cm) with removable stand. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $150,000. - $200,000. (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 Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: Banteay Srei Style, 10th C. Cambodia, Primary Material: Stone, Sandstone, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Khmer Male Deity

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