Seller: siamgalleryco (510) 95.7%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163195153703 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Antique Bronze Sacred Standing Lao Buddha. Laotian Art. 19/20th Century. Description: An exceptional Bronze alloy Lao Crowned Buddha, originating from a temple precinct in northern Laos, depicted standing on a small ornate plinth, a symmetrically arranged figure modeled with a somewhat flattened profile with both hands lowered in the 'Vitarka' mudra, the gesture of teaching and instruction. He is richly crowned with a tall headdress, dressed in royal attire with the robe covering both shoulders, secured by a decorative belt cascading into a central panel. The diaphanous garment itself is simplistic in design, draped over the arms, with the presence of an undergarment visible at the hem of the outer robe. xxxx Typical of Lao figures the head is covered in small hair curls sumounted by a cranial protuberance, rising to an ornate diadem finial. The face with downcast expression, ridged eyebrows connected above a prominent nose, incised broad lips and small smile, and elongated earlobes short of the shoulders. xxxx Sculpted in the form of a standing image, 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 Laos and 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, northern Laos. Period:xxxxxxxx 19/20th Century. Composition:xx Cast of Bronze, with oxidized patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 20.25 inches (51.44cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor dings, & casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remarks: 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. 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