Ganesh, the ever popular Hindu elephant headed god, known as the remover of obstacles, is portrayed here seated upon a lotus throne in the royal ease position, one leg hanging pendant, his vahana, the rat, under his feet. His four arms hold various attributes: a pot of sweetmeats, a mala, an axe and lotus buds. His trunk coiled and curled to one side, showing off his broken tusk.
Well worn from the centuries handling and rubbing. Remnants of the original red pigmentation and gilding remain.
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Gilt, Carved white marble, remnants of red pigment
||Carved white marble, remnants of red pigment and gilding
||Good. Minor chipping to the base, possible loss to the axe head; much of the pigment and gilding rubbed.
||Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
||9.25 in. (23 cm)
||6.5 in. (17 cm)
||3 in. (8 cm)
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