Ganesha, copper alloy repousse, Nepal, 18th century
Lot 1095
A gilt copper repousse Ganesha Nepal, 19th century
Sold for US$ 3,250 inc. premium
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Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A gilt copper repousse Ganesha
Nepal, 19th century
The four-armed son of Shiva dances on the back of two rats. He holds the tusk and bowl of sweets in hos lower hands, and a mala and axe in the upper hands, his short trunk searches for the sweets. He wears an elaborate crown and is adorned with armbands, necklaces, large earrings, and a snake tied at his belly. His dhoti end falls in rippling pleats between his legs and various scarfs fan out to the sides against a beaded and flamed-edge prabhamandala.
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high

Footnotes

  • Compare with a seated version dated 1834, formerly in the Alsdorf Collection, see Pal, A Collecting Odyssey, 1997, no. 67, p. 58, and another in the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.701.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Spink & Son, 1980s.
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