ca. 8th century
Nepal (probably Deo Patan)
H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Purchase, The Christian Humann Foundation Gift, 1991
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, a gana squats in a rocky landscape as if supporting a mighty load, Atlas-like.
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