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Sculpture of Ganesha

1200

British Museum

British Museum

Figure of Gaṇesha. Typically corpulent and holding a bowl of sweets, the god is shown standing on a lotus pedestal at the base of which crouches his rat vahana. His anklets are of snakes, as is the sacred thread wound across his chest. The arch within which he stands is of a standard Indian decorative type with a lion mask (kirttimukha) at the top, and aquatic monsters (makaras) at each end.

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  • Title: Sculpture of Ganesha
  • Date Created: 1200
  • Location Created: Orissa, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 119 x 60 x 30 cm
  • Medium: Stone
  • British Museum link: 1872,0701.59

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