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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153438670935 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Antique Bronze Standing Crowned Ayutthaya Buddha Fragment. Temple Relic. 16/17th Century. Subtitle: Historically Important Ayutthaya Period Temple Relic, Professionally Mounted on Marble Base Overview: An exceptional Bronze alloy Ayutthaya Crowned Buddha, originating from a temple precinct in the historical province of Ayutthaya in north central Thailand. Artistic objects such as this piece and elements from temples and other structures in the city were lost, pillaged, and destroyed during the process of the devastating war with the Burmese Army in 1767 Ayutthaya's art and culture remains known today as an extensive Archaeological site, that is recognized in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand, and is a time commonly called the 'Ayutthaya' Period in Thai Art History. Description: The fragmented image portrays a Crowned Buddha originally depicted standing in a frontal position, possibly on a small plinth, a symmetrically arranged figure modeled with a somewhat flattened profile, with the right hand raised to shoulder height in the 'Abhaya' mudra, the fearless gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection, while the left hand is placed at his side. The figure is clothed in regal attire, a smooth clinging diaphanous garment which covers both shoulders, secured by a decorative belt. The diaphanous garment itself is simplistic in design, draped over the arms, with the presence of an undergarment which would have been visible at the hem of the outer robe. xxxx Typical of Ayutthaya figures the head is adorned with a 'Mukuta' style crown, surmounted by a domed-shaped 'Ushnisha', consisting of graduated round-edged sections divided by rings, and which terminate into a tall gem finial. The crown itself is ornamented with projecting flanges at both sides, and incised wire-like designs across the front of the crown. At the back, below the major band is a plate covering the lower part of the head, bearing incised floral patterns. XXX Thinly cast in the lost wax method, the bronze surface has naturally aged to a rich chocolate brown patina, with traces of gold gilding and remnants of black lacquer pigment throughout. The core with in the bronze consist of a tempered sandy-clay mixture, and is vissibly completely in tack. Significance: Typical of Sacred Temple Relics the figure was primarily cast from 'Copper' (90%) and 'Tin' (10%), obtained from the smelting of sacred metals and religious artifact fragments. Several holy minerals were then added in completing the purity of the metal - for instance black mercury from Laos, Nampy Steel from Prasaeng pond in Utaradit province, and the most sacred and important rare mineral was Chaonamngern (Blue Metal) found only in some heavily wooded areas in the mountainous regions of Thailand. In addition, prior to the actual manufacturing of these sacred figures - magic letters and drawings are created according to ancient holy scriptures, established by master Buddhist Monks; along with extensive ceremonial prayer, practiced by the gathering of several temple monks. After production of the Buddha - they are blessed and consecrated through infinte virtues and supreme meditative powers. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Ayutthaya Province, north-central Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx Ayuttthaya Period. 16/17th Century. Composition:xx Cast of Bronze, with gilding and oxidized patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 8.5 inches (21.59cm) without base; 13.5 inches (34.29cm) with base. Observation:xxx Excellent Fractured Condition, Solid, with minor dings, dents, & casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remarks: Extremely Rare Historical Fragment. 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: Pre-1800, Primary Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

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