Antique Vietnamese Style Bronze Standing Cham Four-Arm Ganesha Statue - 20cm/8"
Measures (Height) 20cm/8"
An antique Vietnamese style four-armed form of the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati is a lovely representation of the early Cham sculptures.
Ganesha is represented as the embodiment of the asceticism exemplified by his father. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful.
Ganesha stands upon a square pedestal.
He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand. Ganesha is often found playing a musical instrument. 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.
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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