19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Ganesha perched on high base, cast in the state of Maharashtra. 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. Very good casting, beautiful patina, overall in very good condition for a votive piece. Wonderful feel of age produced by obvious signs of wear and traces of white powder used during worship. Height 1 5/8 inches.