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Indian Antique Bronze Figure of Dancing Ganesha

Indian Antique Bronze Figure of Dancing Ganesha

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900: Item # 1478902
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Antique Indian bronze sculpture of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, known as the Remover of Obstacles. He stands in dance position, a crown on his head and garland of flowers around his shoulders. In four hands he holds his attributes including his goad or ax (cut off all bonds of attachment), a bowl of sweets (the whole world is at your feet and for your asking) and the end of his broken tusk (keep the good, throw away the bad). His eyes are of inlaid silver.

Age: Late 19th century

Dimensions: 16 1/2" high