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Khmer Sandstone Standing Male Deity 'Shiva', Angkor Wat 'Baphuon' Style. 12th C. Cambodia.
Description: A superb 12th century hand-carved Khmer Sandstone Male Deity Figure of Shiva, stylistically and iconographically executed in traditional Baphuon style, from Khmer mythology. The figure is presented in its unrepaired condition as found, elegantly modelled from a solid block of sandstone, measuring 22.0 inches (55.88cm) in height.
The deity is masterfully modelled in realistic human form, standing in a frontal posture with both arms and legs broken, wearing a short stylized vertical striated sampot hung low about the midriff, with the navel visible, secured by a plain belt, fashioned with neatly incised pocket folds on the left thigh, and complimented by an ornate dagger on the right thigh, and tied at the back in a butterfly knotch.
XXX The face appears indigenous, typically Khmer, with a serene expression, almond-shaped eyes, connected eyebrows above a well-shaped broad nose, smiling lips, mustache, and small beard under the chin, long pendulous earlobe, and a Urna centered on the forehead. The head is covered by a conical hat enclosed by an interconnected diadem, tied at the back in a knot, with vertical striated braids of hair woven down to the nap of the neck.
Originally chiseled as a full figured image, the fragmented portion is an exquisite example, unaltered, with a well weathered and worn surface, with a naturally aged patina of molted variation reddish-brown hues and colour throughout. The surface showing minor degradation, and clear evidence of selective erosion, that developes after extensive exposure to the elements over time.
NOTE: SOLD AS PRESENTED WITHOUT A STAND.
Data Observation: Excellent Condition, with the exception of small surface abrasions. Severed arms and limbs are typically found in images of this type, having multiple breaks from the burial environment in which they were unearthed, which does not detract from the beauty of the piece in anyway, as displayed. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item.
Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our Ebay audience at a considerable lower wholesale value.
Dimensions: Height: 22.0 inches (55.88cm); Weight: approximately 9.8 Kg.
Note: Based on size and weight this statue will be shipped by "Int'l Airmail".
Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Registered Airmail (3-4 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 unforeseen 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.
NOTE: Being a religious artifact, a permit will need to be obtaind 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 7 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser.
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