University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-221-55
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Rajasthan
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Iconography:Ganesha
Siddhi
Buddhi
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:CG2001-1-11 - Found in Collection Number
55 - Sommerville Number

Description

Rectangular brass stamping die (thappa) with a traditional Ganesha carving. Ganesha is seated and flanked by his consorts Siddhi (prosperity) and Buddhi (wisdom). His vahana (a mouse) is below him. This was most likely used as a die to create amulets.


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