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Figure (Gaṇeśa, the elephant headed god who is believed to be the remover of obstacles). Made of cast bronze. He sits in virasana (the right leg laid on top of the left) upon a now broken, rectangular, plain throne. He is crowned, wears the sacred cord, and holds a bowl of sweetmeats and another object in his hands.
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Height: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brahmanic deities are invoked in Thai rituals which derive from Hindu origins. Most prominent among these rituals are those involving the royal court which are still practiced today. Brahmanic deities are also subsumed in Buddhist belief and practice as supporters of the Buddha.
Ganesha, called Phra Pikanet in Thai, is a very popular deity in Thailand.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Deposited 26/27 August 1948 (deposit book entry 980); submitted to Trustees 9 October 1948.
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