Antique Vietnamese Style Bronze Standing Cham Four-Arm Ganesha Statue – 25cm/10. Measures – (Height) 25cm/10. An antique Vietnamese style four-armed form of the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati is a sophisticated representation of the early Cham sculptures. Ganesha is represented as the embodiment of the asceticism exemplified by his father, displaying the third eye on his forehead. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly delightful. Stands on a circular lotus base which is itself stood upon a square decorated pedestal. Animals stand guard on the pedestal. Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand. Ganesha is often found playing a musical instrument. Similar to Krishna Ganesha celebrates life through it’s pleasures and beauty. The direction of Ganesha’s trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha’s left. This signifies the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders. In his early forms in India, Ganesha was associated with fertility. Later he became widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences and the deity of intellect and wisdom. One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of Ganesha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style. SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. We have other antique Asian statues available. Please check out our other listing where we have other beautiful Asian pieces available. Please message for international courier prices to your country. Please message with any questions. Thanks for your interest. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian”. The seller is “hd_asian_art” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Southeast Asian
- Product: Statue
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Sub-Type: Ganesha