Seated Four-Armed Ganesha

Indonesia, Java

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 251

This small early Javanese depiction of Ganesha is largely consistent with Indian prototypes. Seated on a diminutive lotus throne, the corpulent deity holds a bowl, broken tusk, goad, and what may be a cluster of prayer beads in his four hands; his matted hair is piled into a tall chignon.

Seated Four-Armed Ganesha, Bronze, Indonesia, Java

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