Antique Javanese Style Bronze Seated Ganesha Statue - 26cm/10"
Measures (Height) 26cm/10"
Antique Javanese style bronze seated 4 arm Ganesha from Indonesia, cast in the Majapahit style. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganehsa seated on a circular double lotus base which is itself stood upon a decorated square pedestal. The front of the pedestal depicts a Dragon. The Ganesha is backed by a substantial aureole decorated with a beaded border, flaming rim and Lotus flower finial at the top. This represents the divinity of Lord Ganesha.
The golden Ganesha is shown in the Indonesian ormolu style, contrasting perfectly with the malachite patina of his throne.
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 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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Delighted to report the Buddha has arrived safely and fits beautifully in one corner of my shrineroom.
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Yeshe, Orkney Islands, UK
I’m only recently home and have opened your package. I’m really pleased – it’s a wonderful, serene figure of the Buddha and looks so good with a cream wall behind it. I may yet be perusing your website again!
Eamon, Harrogate, UK
I have just received 2 beautiful Buddhas. They are excellent condition. Thank you very much for your thoughtful packing and kind assistance.
Hiroshi-san, Yokohama, Japan