Grey-black volcanic stone sculpture representing the Hindu elephant headed 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.
Gift of John Fong
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Southeast Asian Gallery (1987 - 1992)
Southeast Asian Gallery ( Sep 1992 - Jul 1997)
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