Antique Chola Style Standing Bronze Bridegroom or Mappilai Ganesha Statue w/Umbrella - 49cm/20"
Measures (Height) 49cm/20"
An antique Chola style bronze standing Ganesha holding an umbrella. While holding an umbrella, Ganesh is known as bridegroom Ganesh or Mappilai Ganapathi.
The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful. Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. Ganesh carries an umbrella and water vessel both associated with Hindu marriages.
A mouse, the mount of Ganesha, can be seen behind Ganesha. This is said to symbolise those who wish to overcome desires and be less selfish. 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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