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Ganesha

1800/1850

Sanskriti Museums

Sanskriti Museums

This cast bronze figure of the elephant-headed Ganesha has four arms. In his two upper arms he is holding Shiva’s emblems namely axes, while in the lower left hand is laddu ( a sweetmeat ball) and in the right one a siva-linga. His mouse vehicle is shown near his feet.
Ganesha and Kartikeya are two sons of Shiva. Ganesha is invoked for fruitful and auspicious beginning by the Hindus all over India.

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  • Title: Ganesha
  • Date Created: 1800/1850
  • Location: Varanasi (Tamil style)
  • Physical Dimensions: H 7 cm x W 5 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Copper and Brass
  • Period: Circa 1800-1850

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