Two Crouching Ganas
ca. 8th century
Nepal (probably Deo Patan)
Overall: 10 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (27 x 52 cm)
Purchase, Jack Naiman Gift, 1986
Ganas, attendants ruled by Ganesha, are closely identified with Shiva. They are typically represented as obese dwarfs and are renowned for their mischievous characters. Here, two ganas crouch in a rocky landscape as if weighted down by a mighty load.
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