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Title: Extremely Rare Bronze Naga Protected Buddha, Mon Dvaravati. Northern
Thailand. 10th C.
Description: A superb Bronze Dvaravati Naga-Buddha image, from a temple
precinct in northern Thailand, shows the Buddha meditating in a loose Lotus
position under the seven-headed Naga, with the necks of the naga distinctly
Duely noting - the only other known example in existance similar to this
piece can be viewed in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
The Buddha sits in the 'Virasana' pose, meditating on three graduated coils
of the serpent king 'Muccalinda', protected by the hooded canopy of its
seven-headed cobra. Both hands overlap one another in the 'Dhyana' mudra, the
attainment of spiritual perfection, gesture. Buddhas profile is slender,
wearing a long monastic robe covering the left shoulders, leaving the right
shoulder and breast uncovered. Buddha's oval face is distinctly Dvaravati,
portraying a serene downcast expression with wide smiling lips, ridged eyebrows
connect in the middle, set above almond-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, incised
mouth, and elongated earlobes drape short of his shoulders. The head is covered
in large snail-shell hair curls, whorled right, surmounted by a conical-shaped
Ushnisha' only. The cobra's canopy is distinctly separated into seven
individual heads, finely incised with overlapping scales, as is the hooded
reverse intricately carved in conjoined scales of the snakes body, surrounding
a centre 'Wheel of life' medallion, incised in the shape of a flower. The
serpents wavering tail is intricately carved in relief, forming the shape of
the base, graduating to a rectangular base.
The sculpture has a dry, un-altered surface, with a superb dark brown, red,
and blue-jean blue patina, covered in wonderful mottled variations. The core
within the bronze consist of a tempered sandy-clay, with embebbed rice husk
patterns. Extremely heavy piece for its size.
Data Observation: Excellent condition, with minor degradation of the surface,
with dings, dents, and casting flaws being a natural part of the statue's
Origin:xxxxxxxxx Northern Thailand. Period:xxxxxxxx 10th century. Composition:
xx Bronze, mostly solid and heavy, naturally aged patina w/ blue-jean blue and
reddish oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 11.25 inches (28.58cm). Observation:
xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed
photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value:
12,500.00 - $14,500.00 (USD).
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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
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will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking
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customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and
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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
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