Antique Khmer Style Standing Bronze Bayon Ganesha Statue and Yoni - 88cm/35"
Measures (Height) 88cm/35"
An antique Khmer Bayon style Ganesha stood samabhanga on a Yoni. Symbol of fertility.
The Ganesha is in 12th century Angkor-Wat style.
This magnificent bronze figure 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 period, the former associated with the supreme form of Vishnu, the latter with Shiva.
To the rear the Sampot is fastened with a delicate bow in the Angkor Wat style.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a noose and mandala in his other hands.
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.
The Yoni upon which Ganesha is stood is a symbol of fertility and energy and an iconic representation of the Hindu deity, Shiva, the father of Ganesha. 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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The Walking Buddha is a rare depiction and one of the least common positions of the Buddha as he is shown in physical motion. It is often said that he is travelling to or from Heaven in order to deliver a sermon.
As one of the main teachings of Buddha is to reject material attachments, this statue encourages the recognition of internal beauty and grace.