Late 18th to early 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Ganesha sitting on a base, cast in the Indian 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 warm patina, overall in very good condition for a votive piece. Wonderful feel of age produced by obvious signs of wear and traces of red powder used during worship. Height 2 1/8 inches.