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Rare Bronze Fragmented Laotian 'sakyamuni' Buddha Head, Circa 17th C. For Sale
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Rare Bronze Fragmented Lao 'Sakyamuni' Buddha Head, Circa: 17th Century.
Description: A magnificent museum quality 17th century fragmented Bronze 'Sakyamuni' Buddha head, originally part of a full meditating figure, recovered from a temple precinct in the central region of Lao, near the Laos and Thailand border, hand-carved and cast with distinct facial features, powerful downcast expression, and ornate formalism, measuring 7.25 inches (18.4 cm) in height, without the museum mount.
XXX Beautifully modeled in the classical 'Laotian' style, the buddha's face is beautifully rendered with a peaceful meditative expression, heavy-lidded downcast eyes and a relatively small bow-shaped mouth with an insipid smile. Arched eyebrows meet above a prominent nose, with flared nostrils. A small hairband separates the hair from his forehead, with the head covered in elaborately executed pin-curls, surmounted by a hemispherical 'Ushnisha', which terminates into a tall stylized flame finial. The ears with elongated earlobes are striated in the upper and lower portion.
XXX The severed head remains in its original state as found, with no condition issues, beautifully modeled with detailing clearly visible. The unaltered bronze surface has naturally aged to a rich chocolate brown patina, covered in a soft overlayment of green malachite oxidation, with traces of gilded-gold pigment. The surface is slightly soil encrusted, and shows weathering consistent with age.
Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item.
Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our audience at a considerable lower wholesale value.
Dimensions: Height: 9.50 inches (24.2 cm) including the museun mount.
Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (3-4 weeks) depending on container size and weight. 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.
The winning buyer 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.
Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the sale 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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Rare Bronze Fragmented Laotian 'sakyamuni' Buddha Head, Circa 17th C.: $1,795