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Object Number:
86-6-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Hindu
Provenience:
Indonesia
Java
East Java
Date Made:
14th-15th Century
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Volcanic Stone
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Ganesha
Description:
Grey-black volcanic stone sculpture representing the Hindu elephant god Ganesha. He is seated on a platform of skulls; the soles of his feet are together, his right leg bent. Two of his four arms are down, two raised. His trunk is reaching into a dish of sweets held in his lower left hand; in his lower right hand he holds a broken tusk (?) and in his upper left hand a string of beads. The skulls and the seated pose with feet together are typical of Ganesha figures from the 13th century East Java kingdom of Singhasari.
Height:
78cm
Width:
41cm
Depth:
28cm
Credit Line:
Gift of John Fong

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Southeast Asian Gallery (1987 - 1992)
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Southeast Asian Gallery ( Sep 1992 - Jul 1997)
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