BRONZE HINDU GOD DATTATREYA STATUE w/4 DOGS AND KAMADHENU THE GIFTED COW 19th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 164080186025 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Rare Antique Bronze Hindu God Dattatreya Statue with 4 Dogs and Kamadhenu the Gifted Cow. India Tibet Nepal Art. 19th C. Description: Divine Trinity. Dattatreya or Datta is considered by Hindus to be the god who is an incarnation of the divine trinity, the three main Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. He is popularly depicted as a reclusive and ascetical Saadha (holy person) living in the forest or wilderness, suggestive of his renunciation of worldly comforts and possession and pursuit of a meditative lifestyle. Image Details: The image is exquisitely modeled in traditional Indian, Tibetan, and Nepal style, cast of bronze, unaltered and unrepaired, with intricate detailing of the features, depicting the divinity figure Datta with distinct characteristics - he always has three faces, Vishnu facing forward, with Shiva on the left and Brahma on the right. He has six hands holding attributes each having their esoteric meanings. Accompanying Dattatreya are four (4) dogs and a cow. The four dogs are both wild and tame and symbols of fidelity and devotion. The cow is Kamadhenu the gift giving cow who grants all wishes and desires. She is the cow of plenty, which emerged from Samudramanthan (the churning of the ocean) and was claimed by Indra as his property. She is the mother of all cows. xxxxxx Dattatreya is shown as the three headed divinity figure with six arms about him, holding attributes, while standing on a single level plinth. The figures physical form is well proportioned, clothed in a stylized sampot garment, secured by a decorative belt tied around his waist, embellished with a jeweled necklace, armlets, and bracelets. Each head displays matted locks sculpted into a bulbous headdress, rising to a domed ushnisha and ornament finial. He is surrounded by four dogs and a cow standing behind him. Data Observation: Excellent condition, with minor degradation of the surface, with dings, dents, and casting flaws being a natural part of the statue's patina. Origin:xxxxxxxxx India, Tibet, Nepal. Period:xxxxxxxx 19th century. Composition:xx Bronze, naturally aged patina of "Blue Jean" Blue oxidation. Dimensions:xxx Height: 6.5 inches (16.51cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. 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 Condition: Amazing Historical Depiction of Hindus Divine Trinity., Region of Origin: Hindu, India, Tibet, Nepal, Age: 19th C., Primary Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Dattatreya Statue

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