On loan to The Met The Met accepts temporary loans of art both for short-term exhibitions and for long-term display in its galleries.
Ganesha Ritual Lamp
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.
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