Seller: siamgalleryco (488) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162296921118 Condition: Fabulous "Lifesize" Hardstone Head., Type: Stone Carving/ Mon Dvaravati Buddha, Primary Material: Sandstone, Age: 9/11th C., Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Original/Reproduction: Original, Details: BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND.TIBET. INVENTORY SALE - OFFERED FROM THE ORIGINAL PRICE $39,500.00 - GREAT VALUE Important Hardstone Head of a Mon Dvaravati Buddha,"Life-size" Museum Quality, 8/9th C. Description: A powerful Hardstone fragmented Head of a Buddha, sensitively carved in traditional Mon Dvaravati style and period, an iconic example of early Mon artistry at its finest, masterfully rendered in realistic human form, with exacting detail and aesthetic alignment of the features. His contoured face portrays a serene contemplative expression with leaf-shaped downcast eyes incised, set beneath finely carved continuous ridged eyebrows, a prominent nose, full rimmed mouth with smiling lips, a 'Urna' dot on the forehead, and long pendulous earlobes frame his face. The head is covered by large snail-shell hair curls, whorled, surmounted by a domed 'Ushnisha', a cranial protuberance. xxxxx Originally chiseled as a full figured image, this fragmented portion is an exquisite example, unaltered, with no condition issues, with the exception of a partially broken right ear and minor surface abrasions. The piece reveals a well weathered and worn surface, with a naturally aged dark brownish-gray patina of molted variations, and remnants of maroon paint pigment throughout, probably painted in a later century. Being of a very dense stone, the piece is extremely heavy, with a natural quartz vein traveling through the bottom (as displayed), showing very minor surface degradation, and no evidence of erosion from weather or age. Mon Dvaravati - A distinct and highly sophisticated culture of southeast Asia who ruled in the central Thai city of Nakhon Pathom, and were characterized as people who spoke the Mon language. The Dvaravati school of art emerged during the seventh and eighth centuries, an innovative art style that separate their artistic form from Pala( Indian) influence, an individual style distinguishable by the facial features, especially the eyes, and by the fluidness of their images carved in the round. By the tenth century, the disparate Mon-Dvaravati traditions began to come under the influence of the Khmers and central Thailand was ultimately invaded by the Khmer King Suryavarman II, in the first half of the twelfth century. Data Observation: Excellent Condition, with the exception of a broken right ear, and small surface abrasions as shown. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Province: Nakhon Pathom District Dimensions: Height: Head - 15.0 inches (38.1 cm). Weight: 20.0 Kilograms. Note: Based on size and weight this statue will be shipped by "OCEAN FREIGHT" ONLY. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand International Airmail (2-4 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 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. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Items shipped by 'Boat' shall include all necessary documents required for customs clearances, including 'Bill of Lading' and transfer documents. - Purchaser is responsible for "Delivery Charges" for Ground Freight Sevice from Port of Entry to your final destination, and must be arranged between you the "Purchaser" and the Sea Freight agent upon arrival of your crate (normally you will be contacted prior to shipment's arrival). Buyer is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, Over-stay Dock fees, and related unforeseen charges, which may be assessed by the Buyers Government. 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