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19th C. Khmer Carved Sandstone Seated Ganesha

19th C. Khmer Carved Sandstone Seated Ganesha

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1900: Item # 1325427

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Southeast Asia, Cambodia, ca. 19th century CE. A finely carved sandstone statue of the elephant headed Ganesha, seated in half lotus position with legs crossed under his belly. Ganesha's portly state is the result of his renowned love of sweets; note that he holds a tasty fruit in one hand and what appears to be a broken tusk in the other. He is wearing a half sari sash and is further adorned with an elaborate head ornament; both garments are embellished with wavy,striated details. The figure sits upon an integral stone platform. A breathtaking example! Wooden museum-quality platform base included. Size: 11-3/4"H x 7-1/2"W (29.8 cm x 19.1 cm).

Condition: Normal surface wear from age. Square stone platform shows losses. Tusk in hand is broken. Overall very good.

Provenance: Ex-private northern Colorado collection; ex-private Andrew Thompkins collection, Australia, 2002.

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