Antique Thai Style Bronze Seated Brown Ganesha Statue - 55cm/22"
Measures - (Height) 55cm/22"
An antique Thai style bronze seated Ganesha. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds one hand in a gesture of teaching and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand.
He also holds a Trident and Noose. Whilst an elephant-headed deity wielding weapons may inspire images of a belligerent warhead, rest assured these items represent something far more encouraging. Instead, these instruments are rooted in metaphor and promote the idea that we should cut away the obstacles before us. In destroying our vices and obstacles, be they certain hurdles in our lives or more abstract feelings such as jealousy and anger, we can source new beginnings and cultivate a new approach to the things that have been worrying us.
Similar to Krishna Ganesha celebrates life through it's pleasures and beauty.
The direction of Ganesha's trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha's right. This signifies the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders.
In his early forms in India, Ganesha was associated with fertility. Later he became widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences and the deity of intellect and wisdom.
One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of Ganesha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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My impressive Chiang Mai Buddha arrived safely this morning, 20 March 2017. Many thanks for the great packing.
Edward, Rotorua, New Zealand
Thanks for our Buddha. He is lovely and has pride of place in the kitchen living area in front of the fire. He looks happy and serene there.
Nigel, Lincoln, UK
I received the Buddha today. Thank you for the quick shipping. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the patina.
James, San Diego, CA, USA