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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Figure in the shape of a seated Ganesa wearing a low, five-panelled crown. The trunk is lifted upwards to the right, holding a jewel(?). The upper pair of arms are holding axes (?), the lower pair holding a bowl of sweets and a rosary (?). A cobra is threaded across its shoulder and chest, and a rat is sitting below its raised knee.The figure is seated on a lotus throne. Carved from marble with remains of red, black and gold pigment.

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