ANTIQUE BRONZE STATUE OF A FEMALE MULTI-ARMED HINDU GODDESS SARASWATI. 17/18th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153686861371 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. CLOSEOUT SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM - $3,599.99 - GREAT VALUE Title: Antique Bronze Statue of a Female Multi-Armed Hindu Goddess 'Saraswati Mata'. 17/18th Century. Description: An exqusite bronze Hindu statue depicting a multi-armed representation of 'Saraswati Mata', daugther of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. Also known as Sharda Devi Mata, she is the goddess of knowledge and the arts, embodies the wisdom of Devi, and is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation, and the goddess dawn who dispels darkness of ignorance. Goddess Saraswati is generally shown to have four arms, which represent the four aspects of human personality in Learning; mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. In Hindu mythology, Saraswati is celebrated as a feminine deity with healing and purifying powers of abundant flowing water. Image Details: The deity is depicted as a beautiful goddess shown with four arms about her, seated on a Lotus pedestal, playing the Hindustani classical musical instrument, a 'Sitar', with her two front hands, while her other hands hold the sacred Pustaka and a circle of Rosary Beads. The multiplicity of the arms emphasizes the devi's immense power and ability to perform several acts at the same time. xxxx The goddess is clad in a sheer diaphanous garment covering portions of her voluptuous figure, with bare breast decorated in modest strands of beads. The garment itself is simplistic in design, buttoned to the left side and open at the back which compliments her seductive attitude. xxxx The goddess's expression relays a powerful blend of calm and spiritual enlightenment, with almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, wide mouth with an insipid smile, and elongated earlobes draped in elaborate earring pendants. The head is covered in a floral headdress, bound by an inter-connected crown, rising to a floral and jeweled ornament finial. The back of her head is draped in braids of looped hair-tails, pinned with a small halo. Note: Ironically, upon close oberservation, the finial atop the musical instruments neck is in the form of a Swan's head, which most sculptures of Saraswati display the Swan as the mount in which she is found sitting on. xxxx The statue originated from India, and was cast primarily solid, with the exception of the lower section which has a tempered sandy-clay core embedded with rice husk. Cast as one piece from an alloy of copper and tin, called bronze, with the highly desirerable 'blue-jean blue' patina. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Indian. Period:xxxxxxxx 17/18th Century. Composition:xx Bronze, mostly solid-cast, with oxidized blue-jean blue patina. Dimensions:xxx Height: 6.50 inches (16.51cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor dings, & casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remarks:xxx30 year Private French Collection. 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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