Large bronze statue depicting Ganesha on an elephant
Ganesha (also Ganesh, Ganapati Tantra, Ekadanta or Vinayaka) is the deity with the elephant head in Hinduism's Pantheon. He is the god of knowledge and wisdom, who removes barriers and the patron saint of travellers. His Vahana, vehicle, is a mouse or a rat called Mashika. The Hindus pray to Ganesha when they start something new, like a new job, or when they move to a new house. Ganesha is the son of the god Shiva and the goddess Parvati. Together, these two deities symbolise the unity of all things in the Hindu cosmogony. In this view Shiva represents the subjective consciousness and Parvati the energetic material. An image of him can often be found at junctions of roads in India so he can help the travellers if they have to make a choice and embark on a new road. Ganesha is always there at the beginning of something, a first impulse.
Gold-plated in some places.
Weight 11.035 kg
- Large Ganesha statue on elephant (49 cm)
- lost wax method
- Partially gilt bronze
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Good condition, see description
- 49×37×38 cm