Global Art & Artifacts

Antique Bronze Ganesha Ganesh Statue, India

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The son of Parvati was given the name Ganesha by Shiva. Ganesha is usually depicted either as a pictograph or as an idol with the body of a man and the head of an elephant, having only one tusk, the other tusk appearing broken. His unique feature, besides the elephant head, is the large belly. On his chest, across his left shoulder, is his sacred thread, often in the form of a snake . .  and, of course, there is the mouse.

Notice that the cobra is holding up the trunk . . .  or maybe it is the trunk holding the cobra down.  Regardless, I have never seen this rendition.  I will provide more details, if you ask.

This statue has 6 arms, each carrying a symbol.  There are more than 50 symbols in all.

This statue is very old and is filled with the cement/composite normally used in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The patina is phenomenal.  This is truly investment grade art.

For the Serious Collector.


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