(SOLD) Antique Verdigris Patina Ganesh Statue 24"
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(SOLD) Antique Verdigris Patina Ganesh Statue 24" Item #1cb6

Materials: Brass (Laiton)

Origin: Hand Made in Cambodia

Height: 24 inches

Width: 12 inches

Depth: 19 inches

Weight: 55 pounds

Statue Sold

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Description

A beautiful statue of seated Lord Ganesh!  Ganesh holds a discus, conch, fertility symbol and a sweet ball.

He has beautiful designs carved into the base of his trunk.  He wears a cobra belt across the large expanse of his belly.  A cobra is a symbol of his father, Lord Shiva.  His belly is thought to contain the universe.  Ganesh has a beautiful antique, verdigris patina.
 
Ganesh is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshipers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. Ganesh is also patron of letters and of learning; Ganesh is the legendary scribe who, using his broken tusk, which he often holds, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata epic.

There are several accounts of the birth of Ganesha, the god of wisdom, the remover of obstacles invoked by believers before any new venture, project or undertaking.  It is said that he is the fruit of a miraculous fertilization of Parvati.  This could explain why Ganesha, guarding the door of the room where his mother was taking a bath, did not recognize his father Shiva and forbade him entrance.  Furious, Shiva cut off the head of the young man.  It was replaced by that of the first creature that went by, an elephant, hence Ganesha's appearance.

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