Lot 2177. Rare and great representation of Ganesha

Starting price:€ 32 000
Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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ID 19216
Lot 2177Rare and great representation of Ganesha
Java. Approx. 10./11. Century

Bronze with strong green, fine Patina. The Bronze is a tour de force of craftsmanship. Ganesha sits in rajalalitasana on a Lotus throne and sticks his trunk in a candy shell. In his hands he holds his classical attributes: The broken Tusk, an axe and a fragmentary rosary. His crown Shiva's Crescent moon and a skull adorned. The elaborate Mandorla is decorated with Lotus flowers and leaves, and a group of Adorants. Apart from the missing part of the base of the shield the figure is in very good condition.

Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati is the most popular of the Hindu gods. He is known as the Remover of obstacles. Especially before the beginning of a long journey, the founding of a business or for an exam are brought to victims. Not surprisingly, he is revered not only in India but also in more distant trading posts in Southeast Asia. Usually in a smaller Format, some bronze figurines from Java, are well-known and spectacular stone figures in important positions in early Javanese temples were placed. Height 35cm. Condition A/B.
provenance:
-private collection in Singapore, since the 1980s.
private collection, Belgium, since 2014

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