Ganesha Statue - Antique Khmer Style Angkor Wat Bronze Seated Four Arm Ganesh Statue - 40cm/16"
Measures (Height) 40cm/16"
An antique Khmer style bronze seated Ganesha in 12th century, Angkor Wat 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 fly whisk and Pinda.
The Pinda that Ganesha holds is typically formed of rice or barley.
This beautiful 4-arm bronze Ganesha has facial features and ornate jewellery typical of the Angkor Wat style. The cylindrical piling up of the hair into a high chignon and regimented hair curls demonstrate the ecumenical nature of iconography in the Angkor Wat period, the former associated with the supreme form of Vishnu, the latter with Shiva.
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.
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.
Here Ganesha is seated on a lotus leaf decorated pedestal. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
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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