figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Brass or copper alloy figure depicting seated Ganesha attached to circular pedestal which is of a different alloy. The figure is wearing a crown and has six arms holding various attributes, including a water lily, a goad, and a noose. His trunk is directed to a left hand in which there are sweetmeats or a rice cake. On the reverse are two sockets into which an arch would once have been set, now missing.

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