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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