Bonhams : A buff sandstone bust of Ganesha Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century
A buff sandstone bust of Ganesha Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century

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Lot 76W
A buff sandstone bust of Ganesha
Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century

Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium
A buff sandstone bust of Ganesha
Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century
Adorned with a beaded headdress, his face with small almond eyes under raised arching brows and a well-modeled trunk and large ears, and framed by four arms, holding the tusk, mace and his curling trunk to one side as he delights in sweets.
17 in. (43.4 cm.) wide

Footnotes

  • Known as the Remover of Obstacles and worshiped for auspicious beginnings, Ganesha is a beloved Hindu deity. Compare with a closely related example formerly in the Alsdorf Collection, sold at Christie's, New York, 22 March 2011, lot 42.

    Exhibited:
    On loan to the Völkerkundemuseum, Heidelberg, 1984-2008

    Provenance:
    W. Uhde Collection, Germany, before 1978
    Christie's, New York, 20 March 2009, lot 1271
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