Antique Javanese Style Bronze Seated Indonesian Ganesha Statue - 20cm/8"
Measures Height) 20cm/8"
Antique Javanese style bronze seated Ganesha from Indonesia.
Ganesha is seated on a double lotus flower circular base, which is itself stood upon a square pedestal. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. Ganesha is seated surrounded by Kalashas. The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. She wears a richly bejewelled dhotis and upavitas. In his hands he holds sweetmeats, an axe and broken tusk.
The breaking of the tusk has several backstories. One instance suggests that it was shattered when Shiva cut the head off the elephant, prior to bestowing it onto Ganesha. Another writes that Ganesha's quill broke and he needed a writing instrument, try telling your boss that next time you try to write up a report with an elephant tusk because your computer crashed.
Regardless of its multiple origins, the holding of the tusk represents less of a keepsake, and more of a depiction that our spirituality is more important than our outer bodies, meaning we must overcome the duality of the two as separate entities.
The direction of Ganesha's trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha's left. 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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