Ca. 19th century antique bronze seated 8 arm Ganesha. In his hands a variety of objects, including a noose, elephant goad, mango and his broken tusk.
Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and gathers up sweetmeats with his trunk from a bowl in his other hand. 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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Provenance :Private UK Collection
Dimensions: 41cm / 16".