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RARE ANTIQUE KHMER BAS-RELIEF LINTEL FRAGMENT 'LERSI' COURT, ANGKOR THOM 13th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (520) 96.3%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153167616340 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Khmer Sandstone Bas-Relief Element of 'Lersi' Court, Angkor Wat Style and Period. Cambodia 13th C. Temple Ruin Lintel Fragment. Angkor Thom Province. Museum Quality! Description: An exquisite 13th century Khmer sandstone bas-relief carved temple wall fragment from Khmer mythology, depicting forest dwelling visionaries known in Cambodia as "Rosei", a hermit sage with supernatural powers with the abilities to make philosphical worldly predictions. XXXThe figures are portrayed seated in the attitude of discussion and meditation (vitarkamudra), accompanied by a female attendant seated with her hands placed together in the 'Namaskara' mudra, the gesture of greeting, prayer, and respect, all of whom are shrouded by the partial remains of a stone sanctuary setting. XXX Dedicated to the higher spiritual practice, their faces reflects a serene expression, characterized by a long tangled beard, mustache, and hair pulled back from his face, gathered in a domed topknot, supported by a band of beads. Ridged eyebrows, prominent nose, wide well-shaped mouth, and elongated earlobes are typical khmer style attributes, and compliment the artist's rendition. They are shown unclothed above the waist, thinly profiled, wearing a mere short vertical striated sampot, secured by a plain belt, and as always depicted bare footed. Hermit Sage - in general Lersi (rosei) are known as 'Ascetics' and are characterized by refraining from worldly pleasures. Those who practice this lifestyle hope to achieve greater spirituality, and believe the action of purifying the body helps to purify the soul and thus obtain a greater connection with the divine. The fragmented sandstone was once part of a complex lintel or wall section, originally hand-carved in bas relief, from a solid block of dense sandstone (wacke), modeled with detailing still clearly visible, showing even wear on the entire surface, with weathering consistent with age. The patina is superb, penetrating the surface of the stone in variations of hues and colours, from extended exposure to the natural elements in which it was maintained. NOTE: A BASE IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS PIECE, and PRICED AS SHOWN. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR A PEDESTAL PRICE IF NEEDED. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Angkor Thom Province, Cambodia. Period:xxxxxxxx Angkor Wat. 13th century. Composition:xx Solid Block of Sandstone, naturally aged patina w/ encrusted oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Lenght: 25.00 inches (64.0cm) approximately. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $6,500 - $8,500 (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. 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