An Important Museum Quality Archaistic Style Silvered Bronze Hindu God Ganesha Deity.
A feature that stands out are the beautiful 5 Elephant Head faces, standing on 1 leg with 10 Arms, so unusual & rare.
The semi-elephant semi-human deity is also known as Ganesha, Ganapati and Vinayaka. In the Hinduism, Ganesh has the statues of the most popularly worshiped god in the pantheon. His iconography is widely found throughout South Asian countries from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka to Bali (Indonesia) and Bangladesh, across all different Hindu denominations.
Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists as well. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
With protruding belly, showing 5 faces, his 10 hands hold various precious sacred items like a conch, a roll of ropes, sweets for reward and a blessing. In addition of bejewelled with necklaces and a snake that is often associated with him is found wrapping his belly like a belt. An Indian Badicoot rat which is interpreted as the obstacle desires is placed by his feet.
Finished in silver plate over cast bronze which really adds to the look.
Circa late 20th century.
Origin from South Asia region.
Bought from out of private museum collection.
Ready to display in your home.
Fabulous collectors Christmas gift.
Perfect to suit and home interior design theme.
Very heavy 4.5kg approximate weight.
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Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the Decorative Silvered Bronze Hindu God Ganesha Deity Sculpture (LA375544) is genuinely of
the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Late 20th century
Offered in fine used condition.
Having various charming noticeable patina age wear, scratches, stains commensurate with usage & age.
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This Decorative Silvered Bronze Hindu God Ganesha Deity Sculpture is located in Chester, UK