19th century Indian bronze Ganesha. Ganesha is a Hindu deity derived from the Indian culture of the 3rd and 4th centuries. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. Shiva became angry and cut off the head of his son. He was talked into restoring him, however the head of an elephant was the only head available. He is the most popular of all of the Hindu deities. He is called the "Remover of Obstacles" and is called upon by adherents to bring them success and wealth. Ganesha here sits on a royal pedestal holding the attributes of Hinduism. He is shown wearing a cobra belt.
Age: 19th Century
Size: 3" x 2" x 1-3/4"