Antique Khmer Style Bronze Seated Ganesha Statue - 28cm/11"
Measures – (Height) 28cm/11”
An antique Khmer style bronze seated Ganesha.
The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganesha is known for his elephant head, which represents the highest wisdom. With that, the trunk stands for intellect and distinctiveness. He has only one tusk, which means the transcendence of all dualities, namely pleasure and pain, honour and dishonour, heat and cold, day and night.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand. He is also holding one of his spiritual weapons”, the Chakra or discus and a musical conch shell.
Ganesha is often found playing a musical instrument. 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 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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We received the statue today. It's gorgeous! And arrived very quickly and safe. Thanks a lot!
Tonia, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
I've just returned home to find my amazing Ganesh sitting waiting for me. He is absolutely beautiful, even more so then the pictures. I've been smiling all evening. Thank you so much.
Emma, Brighton, UK
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