31 March 2005
A Brass Figure of Ganesha
India, Himachal Pradesh, circa 12th Century
Ganesha seated in rajalilasana holding a flower and an axe, his trunk unfurled into a bowl of sweets, his rat mount below his knee at right
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Collection of Prince and Princess Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, acquired in 1965.
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Compare with another example in M. Postel et. al., Antiquities of Himachal, 1985, p. 133, fig. 188.
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