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Extremely Rare 12C Naga Khmer Buddha #AC.509

 

CAT NO: AC.509

It originally portrayed Siddhartha before his enlightenment, meditating while seated on the coils of a giant naga (serpent). According to legend, a huge cobra shielded the future Buddha from a storm sent to distract him from his meditation and thereby prevent his ultimate salvation.

As in Hinduism, the Buddhist naga generally has sometimes portrayed as a human being with a snake or dragon extending over his head.One naga, in human form, attempted to become a monk; and when telling it that such ordination was impossible, the Buddha told it how to ensure that it would be reborn a human, and so able to become a monk.

The nagas are believed to both live on Nagaloka, among the other minor deities, and in various parts of the human-inhabited earth. Some of them are water-dwellers, living in streams or the ocean; others are earth-dwellers, living in caverns.

PERIOD: 12th century
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Khmer
CONSTRUCTION: Sandstone


RARITY AND CONDITION: Extremely Rare, good condition, some possible cleaning / restoration, expected day to day wear (see photos)
HEIGHT IN INCHES: 15.5"
WIDTH / LENGTH: 36"
WEIGHT IN KILOS:Over 30KLG.


PROVENANCE: From the sale of a private estate in UK.

 

 

EVALUATION APPRAISAL: A very distinctive item of superior quality. A bit of weathering in places but not enough to detract from the overall exceptional quality.An imposing piece with very strong presence.

Price: US$28,000.00

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