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ANTIQUE TEAKWOOD ENTHRONED BUDDHA, AYUTTHAYA STYLE. TEMPLE RELIC 18/19th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (508) 95.5%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163140354787 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Antique Teakwood Enthroned Meditating Buddha, Ayutthaya Style. Chiang Rai Temple Relic. 18/19th C. Overview An amazing intricately hand-carved Enthroned Meditating 'Chao Lung' Buddha, beautifully rendered from three separate sections of solid Teakwood, a member of the hardwood family specifically choosen for its holy properties. Teakwood is one of nine auspicious trees in the evolving prayer Wheel of Dharma, that were originally planted in precribed order to ensure the spiritual serenity in the Kalasin Buddha garden, in accordance to the directives of ancient belief. The 'Teak Tree', known for its hardwood timber properties, provides power and strength, coupled with success in personal ambitions. A spiritual image of Buddha portrayed seated on an elevated altar in the 'Virasana' pose, one leg atop the sole of the other foot. The hands display the Bhumisparsa mudra, Calling the Earth to Witness, gesture, with the left hand open-palm lying upwards and the right hand resting on his right knee. Buddha is modeled with a slim profile, wearing a long sanghati robe in the 'Open Mode' diagonally over the left shoulder, leaving the right shoulder and beast uncovered, with the end fold draped to his midriff. XXX The face is serene with eyes lowered in meditation, arched eyebrows above a prominent nose, a wide mouth with insipid smile, and elongated earlobes stop short of the shoulders. The head is covered in hair curls, indicated by incised cross-hatched patterns separating the hairline from his forehead, surmounted by a hemispherical 'Ushnisha' rising to a removable tall flame finial. Buddha is highly exalted on a altar-like pedestal, ornamented in a row of incised lotus petals. XXX The surface of the wood has a naturally aged patina, with a lustrous sheen, decorated in layers of gilt gold lacquer pigment, and underlaying red lacquer paint remnants. Excellent condition, with only minor imperfections. An amazing portable hardwood carving inspired by a highly skilled woodsmith. Data Observation: Excellent condition, with only minor imperfections. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx Ayutthaya style. 18/19th century. Composition:xx Teakwood, w/ gilded oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 21.75 inches (55.25cm) without the removable mount. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Remarks:xxxxxx Chao Lung meaning - Chao "Lord" Lung "Great". Estimate Value: $5,500 - $7,500 (USD). THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED BY INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL. 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 visiting 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 Condition: View an enlargement photo in the description page., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: 18/19th C., Primary Material: Teakwood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Meditating Buddha, Ayutthaya Style

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