Marble Ganesh, India, Early 20th century

Ganesh, probably the most popular God in the Hindu pantheon. The God with an elephant head  is  seen as a God of wisdom, the bringer of luck, and the clearer of obstacles. Before any journey, any ritual, or any major venture, Ganesh is first called upon and worshipped. This particular manifestation is seated  on a lotus throne  with both his hands on his thighs with his enormous belly in full view.  Flecks of red paint indicates it was once painted.  Signs of age but no losses or cracks.

Measures 5.5" x 3"