18th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of Ganesha seated on elaborate 8-pointed base with the usual attributes in his hands, his vehicle - a rat - at the front of the base (see Enlargement 6, right photo), prabhavali behind him and a naga (cobra) with its body rising along the back of the piece and the hood protectively spread above his head. Probably cast in Tamil Nadu, unusual wealth of detail. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship. Beautiful warm patina, overall in great condition. Wonderful feel of age produced by obvious signs of wear, traces of soot and powder used during worship. Great devotional piece. Height 2 1/8 inches.Domestic: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from Massachusetts
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