Antique Javanese Style Bronze Dancing Indonesian Ganesha Statue - 31cm/12"
Measures (Height) 31cm/12"
Antique Javanese style bronze dancing Ganesha from Indonesia. Ganesha stands on a circular double lotus flower base, which is itself sat upon a square, decorated pedestal.
An aureole with flaming rim can be seen behind his head. Further confirmation of his divinity is shown by the Trishula or Trident on his forehead.
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.
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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