University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 78cm
Width: 41cm
Depth: 28cm
Credit Line:Gift of John Fong, 1986

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Southeast Asian Gallery (1987 - 1992)View Objects in Exhibition
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