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Antique Burmese Mandalay Theatrical Male Figure. Wood Element. Myanmar, 19th C.
Burmese Mandalay Architectural or Theatrical Element. Folk Dance Figure.
Description: Old 19th century Burmese Mandalay theater element hand--carved
from auspicious 'Yamanay' wood (Gmelina Aborea tree), depicting a standing
theatrical figure 'Prince Mintha', a leading character in Burmese classical
plays. He is dressed in traditional Mandalay attire, gorgeously modeled wearing
a pair of billowing half-length trousers underneath his upper formal long
sleeve costume, so he can perform acrobatic feats of gestures. He once held
attributes that would have corresponded to his character.xxxThe face is serene,
hand painted with realistic flesh-like appearance, almond-shaped eyes, finely
painted eyebrows, prominent nose, bow-shaped mouth with smiling red lips.
Around his head is covered by a fashionable cloth wrap (gaung baung) while his
stylized hair is done in a neat topknot. Anatomical aspects of the character
are well modeled with nicely proportioned face, hands, limbs, and with torso
postured in a unique display of motion.xxxThe figure is beautifully carved from
a single block of wood, with the arms attached by small nails (typical early
Burmese style), hand-painted in heavy re-applied layers of enamel paints,
vividly accented in brilliant colors, and decorated with metal flanges fastened
at the shoulders with small finishing nails, and a large lotus flower at the
reverse. This carving was once part of an architectural or theater element
indicated by the existing notch at the reverse along with pilot holes where
nails pierce the wood.
Remarks: Excellent condition, unaltered, unrepaired, without cracks or splits,
preserved by re-applied layers of enamel paint from time to time, with the wood
having normal chips, dents, and minor paint loss, due to the many years of
exposure to the weather and other deteriorating conditions.
Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor
imperfections of the item.
Dimensions: Height: 15.25 inches (38.74cm) with removable stand; 14.0 inchss
35.56cm) without stand.
Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand
Post Register Airmail (2-3 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 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 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
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packaged item, plus the cost of the packing supplies, plus the registration &
export license fees (applicable on all religious artifacts). Please keep in
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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.
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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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
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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
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