Seated Four-Armed Ganesha
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
5 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (15.1 x 11.4 cm)
Gift of Daniel J. Slott, 1977
Not on view
Ganesha, the Hindu god of good fortune is shown sitting on a multitiered lotus—holding in his left hand a manuscript and water pot, and in his upper right an elephant goad. His lower right hand is placed on his stomach. Below him, facing a wheel-like device are two rats; as an animal that can overcome any obstacle, the rat is appropriate as this god's vehicle.