Grey-black stone sculpture. Seated elephant god Ganesha holding conch and wheel, sitting on a cushion of skulls. See description of the Ganesha of Singasari in Claire Holt, Art in Indonesia (1967 edition) pp. 79-80: the skulls are associated with Bhairava, a monstrous and macabre emanation of Ganesha's father, Shiva, who was the center of a demonic cult popular in the Singasari court.
Gift of John Fong
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Southeast Asian Gallery (1987 - 1992)
Southeast Asian Gallery ( Sep 1992 - Jul 1997)
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