Khmer Sculpture Sandstone Ganesha Figure, Angkor Wat 'Baphuon' Style Stone Relic

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Seller: laksmiantiques (1,240) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223533664884 KHMER SCULPTURE SANDSTONE GANESHA FIGURE, ANGKOR WAT 'BAPHUON' STYLE STONE RELIC Description We are pleased to present this beautifully detailed a superb sandstone example of Lord Ganesha 16/17th century, 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. 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. A well modeled deity figure chiseled from a solid block of dense sandstone, depicted seated in the 'Virasana' pose on a rectangular base, holding attributes with both hands resting on his knees. The right hand holds pedestal, and the left hand holds a savory ball of rice flour, which he samples with his trunk from time to time. Ganesha is shown unclothed above the waist, exposing his large pot belly practically falling over his garment, a short vertical striated Sampot, secured by a wide belt tied around his waist. His well proportioned head is beautifully rendered with a tilt, 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 portrated without headdress. 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 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. Dimensions: Height 22 inches (56.0 cm). Weight approx 25 kilograms. Condition: Excellent condition. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. If you have any questions, please contact us via eBay message. We willing to reply as soon as possible. Payment- We accept only PayPal. - Please make payment within 3 days after auction ends. Shipping & Handling- Item will be shipped by REGISTERED AIRMAIL to our international buyers. Online tracking number will be provided. Buyer is responsible for any import tax and/or brokerage fee.- Delivery Time America, Europe 10-21 business days / Asia & Australia 7-14 business days. Guarantee- We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collections are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. - We will refund the respective purchase price, 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. Laksmi Antiques 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 looking and have enjoy bidding :) Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Original/Reproduction: Original

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