panel (ritual & belief: representations)

Intricately carved sandalwood panel with five niches containing carved ivory figures in relief of Ganesha and attendants. The central niche depicts Ganesha crowned and seated, his left foot resting on a large rat. He is flanked by two attendants, each holding a fly whisk above their head as if whisking flies from Ganesha. There are two standing crowned dancers, one in each niche to the left and right of the central niche. The two outer niches have kneeling dancing figures. The one on the left has lost one foot. The upper part of the panel is intricately carved with floral and vegetal motifs in which there are two horned antelopes, one at each side. Foliage is separated from the niches by pillars at either side. Carved tassels hang between the central niches. The two hooks at the top for hanging are not original.

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