Ganesh "Thai"


Thailand, 20th century, private collection from Netherlands.

Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in Hindu pantheon. Ganesha has the head of an elephant and a big belly. He had often four arms, which is common depictations of Ganesha. In popularly Ganesha is held to be the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha are God of new beginnings, succes and wisdom and remover of obstacles.

This coarse small bronze alloy figure depicts a seated Ganesh. He holds an axe in his right hand to cut off all bonds of attachment and, in the other three hands, he holds goad, laddoo and modaka. Ganesha has bracelets, anklets and armbands. There is sacred mark (tilaka) on the forehead and decorated crown in his head.

Good condition. Age-related wear. Casting defects. Traces of paint and pigments. Corrosion, dirt, dust and soil. Size approx 10,0cm x 7,9cm x 4,9cm. Weight c. 172g.