figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Statue of the deity Ganapathi (Ganesh) seated on a grey plinth. He holds a water lily in his upper left hand and a rice cake in the lower left. In his upper right hand he holds an axe, and his broken tusk in the lower right. There is a figure of his vehicle, a shrew or rat, depicted on the plinth below him.
label: rectangular in shape with maker's information

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