Carved figure of Ganesh

Ganesh is a popular Hindu deity of practical wisdom, and who is also the remover of obstacles. He was the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is holding an elephant goad (ankush) and an axe, also a bowl of sweetmeats. One of his tusks is broken.

This carving in alabaster was produced in the 19th century.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
1099/1912
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Collection Area Region
S
Material
alabaster | pigment | | |
Common Name
carved figure of Ganesh
Simple Name
carving
Production Town

Production County
?Bengal
Production Country
India
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low

Production Year High
1876

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figure of Ganesh