Antique Bayon Style Khmer Red Wood Standing Ganesha Statue - 59cm/24"
Measures (Height) 59cm/24"
An antique Khmer style wood seated Ganesha in the post-Angkor Bayon style. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
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 a conch shell and mandala wheel.
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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