Ganesha Statue - Antique Khmer Style Bayon Bronze Seated Four Arm Ganesh Statue - 36cm/14"
Measures (Height) 36cm/14"
An antique Khmer style bronze 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 his mala or prayer beads and a conch shell.
This beautiful 4-arm bronze Ganesha has facial features and ornate jewellery typical of the Bayon style. The cylindrical piling up of the hair into a high chignon and regimented hair curls demonstrate the ecumenical nature of iconography in the Bayon period, the former associated with the supreme form of Vishnu, the latter with Shiva. To the rear the Sampot is fastened with a butterfly style bow in the post-Angkor Wat style.
The direction of Ganesha's trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha's right. This represents Moksha or enlightenment. The perfect direction for those seeking or following a spiritual path.
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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Vishnu is one of the most prominent deities in Hinduism, known as the preserver and protector of the universe. His worship is central to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. In this blog post we explore a little about the history, mythology, and symbolism of Vishnu.