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Ganesha Ritual Lamp

Nepal, Newar

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 251

Seated on a multitiered lotus pedestal, Ganesha holds an oil lamp, along with a battle axe and a noose indicating his role as a savior and protector. His elaborate pronged headdress is surmounted by a single cobra.

Ganesha Ritual Lamp, Copper alloy, Nepal, Newar

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