Ganesha Statue - Antique Khmer Style Baphuon Bronze Seated Four Arm Ganesh Statue - 33cm/13"
Measures (Height) 33cm/13"
An antique Khmer style bronze seated Ganesha in 11th century, Baphuon style. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings. Devotees invoke Ganesha's blessings at the outset of any endeavor to ensure success and the removal of impediments.
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 mandala and conch shell.
The conch shell is traditionally associated with purity and auspiciousness. Its sound is believed to symbolize the sacred cosmic sound that emanates at the creation of the universe. Ganesha holding the conch signifies his association with divine purity and the auspicious energy that underlines the creation of new beginnings.
Ganesha, with the conch in hand, invites devotees to embark on a spiritual journey, overcome obstacles, and align their lives with the harmonious rhythms of the cosmos.
In the intricate imagery of Lord Ganesha, the conch shell becomes a powerful emblem, resonating with the timeless wisdom and spiritual guidance that the deity offers to seekers on the path of self-discovery and divine realization.
This beautiful 4-arm bronze Ganesha has facial features and ornate jewellery typical of the Baphuon style. The cylindrical piling up of the hair into a high chignon and regimented hair curls demonstrate the ecumenical nature of iconography in the Baphuon 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.
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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