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Prabhavali Ganesha, A Naturalistic Rose Gold Composition

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Prabhavali Ganesha, A Naturalistic Rose Gold Composition
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Nothing like a glowing Ganesha sculpture to infuse your space with characteristic divinity. The deity's childlike ways are what endears Him to the peoples of the subcontinent as the more popular of Shiva-Parvati's sons. Coloured a pale brass gold, the form has been sculpted with a rare skill - the innocence of His composure, the pot belly He has given Himself from all the laddooes He gorges on, and the chubby and highly naturalistic limbs. A gorgeous crown graces His baby elephant-head, set off by an intricately engraved halo. His hyper-realistic countenance is framed by beautifully shaped and rose gold-coloured ears. That Shiva is His father is obvious from the trishool tilak betwixt His brow, beneath which is a tattoo of AUM. Note the lifelike curve of His slender trunk, and engraving on the same that beautifies it further.

His shringar is ample. Necklaces down His plump little torso, bracelets and rings gracing the entirety of His limbs. In His posterior hands He holds a goad and a conch; one of the anterior hands is raised in blessing, the other cradling an enormous laddoo, His love for which Indian sweetmeat is the stuff of folklore. His pedestal conforms to traditional Indian iconography. It is practically a four-legged chowki, along the rim of which is carved a vine of florals. A kalash and a mouse, the vahana of Ganesha, are one either side of the ganesha figure on the edge of the pedestal, beneath which are a couple of panels of traditional-motif engraving. What sets this Ganesha composition apart from the rest of them in our collection is the prabhavali (Sanskrit for aureole) that works as an exquisite frame. Multiple layers of engravings in perfectly symmetrical circles gathers at the top at a kritumukha image, traditionally employed in art as a symbol of the cyclical destruction of time.

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Item Code: ZEG05
Brass Statue
20.2 inch Height x 13.2 inch Width x 10 inch Depth
17.6 kg
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