Standing Ganesha


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 251

In Southeast Asia, Ganesha, the Hindu deity who removes obstacles, has a more independent status than in India. His images were often housed in separate temples as primary icons of worship. Here, Ganesha is shown wearing a short wraparound skirt (sampot), the front end of which falls down the center in a series of flaring folds characteristic of the Prasat Andet style.

Standing Ganesha, Stone, Cambodia

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