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19c Indian bronze GANESHA

19c Indian bronze GANESHA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900: Item # 1327966
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19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of seated Ganesha with his trunk to its left, and holding the elephant goad and battle-ax (parasu) in his rear hands, and sweetmeats in both front hands. 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. Pleasant casting and detailing, wonderful feel of age produced by devotional wear with traces of red puja powder in crevices, very nice warm patina. Height 1 3/8 inches (35 mm).