Ganesha Statue - Antique Thai Style Bronze Ganesha Statue Playing Flute - 26cm/10"
Measures – (Height) 26cm/10”
An antique Thai style bronze Ganesha seated on a conch shell, playing his flute.
Ganesha's love of life is one that he shares with Krishna. This joy is often shown by Ganesha playing a musical instrument, as here where Ganesh is playing the flute.
Ganesha is sat upon a conch shell. The conch shell is well-recognised today as the musical instrument of war, with movie characters always seeming to be well seasoned players of its booming notes – it is only a shame that conductors fail to recognise its place in the modern orchestra. However, our association with the conch and war are not misplaced, as ancient Indians used to blow the shell to indicate the commence of any conflict, religious rites or event. The conch therefore symbolises victory and accomplishment. When Ganesha is depicted with a conch it thus demonstrates his encouragement of triumph in war and fulfilment in life.
The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful. Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva.
Ganesha's trunk is raised, symbolically, to the sky. A fitting pose given he is playing his flute.
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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Hevajra, with his wrathful appearance and intricate symbolism, serves as a profound guide on the path to spiritual realization within Vajrayana Buddhism.
His imagery is a potent reminder of the inseparable nature of wisdom and compassion, the transcendence of dualities, and the transformative power of spiritual practice.