Antique Ganesha, Sri Lanka
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka: Pre 1900: item # 1079606
Please refer to our stock # SR112 when inquiring.
Guillermina Oriental Arts and Antiques
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Point Richmond, CA 94801
|Sitting Ganesha holding a lotus flower in his trunk. The lotus signifies that one must sever worldly attachments and conquer the emotions to obtain wisdom. Bone on ebony base. Probably the most popular god in the Hindu pantheon is Ganesha, the god with an elephant’s head, who is worshipped by Hindus, Buddhists and Jainists alike. Ganesha is a typical popular god, and in this capacity he is seen as the god of wisdom, the bringer of luck, and the clearer of obstacles. Before any journey, any ritual or any major venture, Ganesha is first called upon and worshipped. His enormous belly symbolizes the universe. In this friendly, very earthly manifestation, and at the same time, his elevated yogic principles, he embodies a paradox: earthly delights do not have to be an obstacle to a profound spiritual insight. Sri Lanka, 19th century. Measurements: 6” H x 3” L x 2 1/4” D|