KHMER SANDSTONE SEATED MULTI-ARM DEITY GANESHA, ANGKOR WAT 'BAYON' STYLE 13th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (520) 96.3%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163194254487 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Khmer Sandstone Seated Hindu Deity 'Ganesha', Angkor Wat 'Bayon' Style. Cambodia 13th C. Rare Multi-armed Temple Relic. Siem Reap Province. Museum Quality! Overview: A superb sandstone example of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity from Khmer mythology, son of Shiva and Parvati, known as the 'Remover of Obstacles', and god of success and fortune. He is portrayed as an idol with the body of a man and the head of an elephant, having only one tusk. Ganesha's head is symbolic of the wisdom of the elephant and represents man's eternal striving towards intergration with nature. XXX In Cambodia, from the Pre-Angkor period until well beyond the Khmer Angkorian era, Ganesha is worshipped and revered by followers of Vishnu, and was even considered a favorite during the reign of the Buddhist King Jayavaraman VII, he was intended to be worshiped in a religious environment with strong tantric learings, often housed in independent temples, featuring depictions of Ganesha in wall relief carvings. Image Details: The image is exquisitely modeled in traditional Angkorian style, chiseled from a solid block of dense sandstone, unaltered and unrepaired, with intricate detailing of the features, depicting a multi-armed divinity figure, meditating in a seated position, while holding attributes in each of his four hands. The upper right hand holds what would have been the trident, while the upper left hand holds the remains of a conch shell, the lower right hand holds his own broken tusk, and the lower left hand rest against his knee holding a delicacy 'Modaka', a bowl of sweets which he samples with his trunk from time to time. Ganesha's sacred thread, the serpent Cobra 'Vasuki', is coiled about his torso.xxxxxx Ganesha is shown unclothed above the waist, exposing his large pot belly practically falling over his garment, a short vertical striated Sampot, folded over a wide belt secured around his waist, and tied in the back in a butterfly notch. His well proportioned head is beautifully rendered with a tilt, incised almond shaped eyes, broken tusks, and trunk carved in the round, whorles to the left, and large ears resting on his broad shoulders. He is portrayed in early Bayon style with a conical shaped headdress enclosed by an inter-connected 'Diadem' crown tied at the back.xxxxxx The stone carving is in excellent condition, unaltered in any way, with detailing still clearly visible, and with no evidence of re-carved features. The naturally aged patina penetrates the surface of stone in wonderful variations of dark grey hues and colours, with clear evidence of selective erosion developing over the surface, from extensive exposure to the natural elements, and minerals contained within the surrounding area in which it was maintained. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Angkor Wat, Bayon style. 13th century. Composition:xx Solid Block of Sandstone, naturally aged patina w/oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 16.0 inches (40.64cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with the exception of two severed attributes, and minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $18,000 - $25,000 (USD). IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the difference in computer monitor settings, there may be variations in the items appearance, specifically background lighting, resolution, and color tones, your monitor is set at. 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

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