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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163762710276 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Antique Bronze Meditating Lao Sakyamuni 'Lan Chang' Buddha, Laotian art. Temple Relic. 9/10th C. Extremely Rare. Laotian Style Art with Buddhism Influence via Kingdom of Dvaravati. Overview: This particular bronze image is of a rare and sacred Laotian Meditating Temple Buddha, considered to be one of most innovative and earlier representations of the Buddha, portrayed seated on small base, in the subduing Mara position, and with the head covered in pointed hair curls, domed ushnisha, and tall flame finial. A technique very interesting, as it demonstrates the influence in which Buddhism had on its Laotain artisan, which is believed to have first reached Laos during the 7th - 8th centuries CE, via the kingdom of Dvaravati - a school dedicated to Buddhist sculpture, which started to emerge from previous Pala styles, and spread throughout surrounding countries. This particular statue was originally enthroned on a elevated plinth, which would have been carved at the top where the Buddha would be inserted. Image Details: The image of Buddha is depicted seated cross-legged in meditation with a large rosette medallion on the sole of the right foot. The left hand resting palm-open on his lap, while the right hand forms the 'Maravijaya' mudra, or the gesture of subduing Mara. The Buddha is portrayed with a downcast expression, the face is serene, with well defined features, wearing a monastic garment which appears diagonally covering the left shoulder, with a wide highly decorated end fold draped to his mid section, and secured by a wide belt. The head is covered in somewhat pointed tightly curled hair rising to a hemispherical 'Ushnisha', rising to an intricately detailed flame finial. Other features - pierced eyes, broad smiling mouth, small band separates the forehead from the hairline, elongated Lao style earlobes, long hands with fingers of equal length, and a well-carved rosette on the sole of the foot, highly detailed hands, feet, and toes. The entirety is supported by a small single level base which would have been inserted into an elevated altar. xxxxThe bronze is extremely heavy for its size, with the alloy being thick within the sculptures body. The naturally aged surface is covered in somewhat of a multi tone patina, with thick blackened lacquer, gilt gold, and green malachite oxidation developing throughout, and primarily at the base from sitting in moisture. The core within the bronze is completely intact, consisting of a tempered sandy-clay core. The figure remains in its original state as acquire with no condition issues. NOTE: VERY THICK CASTING - EXTREMELY RARE PIECE IN THIS LARGER SIZE. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Northern Laos. Period:xxxxxxxx 9/10th Century. Composition:xx Bronze. Lost-wax cast, aged patina w/ gilding and blackened lacquer pigment. Dimensions:xxx Height: 11.75 inches (29.85cm). Observation:xxx Rarely found in this large size. Excellent Condition, with minor casting flaws and surface degradation. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $10,500.00 - 12,000.00 (USD). We are offering this item to our Ebay audience at a considerable lower wholesale value. THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED BY INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Registered Airmail (3-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 weeks) depending on container size and weight. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees Taxes and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. 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. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. (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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