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Seated Four-Armed Ganesha

Date:
ca. 1775
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Bundi)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
5 15/16 x 4 1/2 in. (15.1 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel J. Slott, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.440.15
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.
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