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Miniature Indian Silver Ganesha - 17.3 g

Central Asia, India, late 19th to early 20th century CE. A solid silver miniature depicting Ganesha, one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Size: 1.25" H (3.2 cm); Weight: 17.3 grams

Condition: Normal surface wear and tarnish commensurate with age.

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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