A monumental andesite seated figure of Ganesha
Java, Classical period, 9th-10th century
Depicted seated upon a platform encircled by a gallery of skulls, his plump feet are pressed together in a yogic posture and four arms bear an axe, a rosary, a jar of sweets and his own broken tusk, crowned by a headdress of matted locks surmounted by a skull and abundantly adorned by anklets, foliate armlets, necklaces and a serpent swagged from shoulder to waist.
48in (122 cm) high
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