South Indian Ganesh Bronze



South India

19th century

height: 28 cm

This larger bronze shows a four-armed Ganesh standing on a waisted circular platform on a more massive platform to which is attached a detachable openwork aureole surmounted by a multi-headed cobra over which is a prominent

kurtimukha motif. Ganesh holds various attributes in his arms and a ball of sweets (modaka) is at his trunk. A mouse, his vehicle, is shown between his feet. He wears a tall, conical crown, waist bands, a necklace, bracelets and anklets. The reverse of the aureole has five pairs of loops through which the quills of peacock feathers might be inserted to embellish the image.

Inventory no.: 12