Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)

Ganesa

Ganesa

Bronze and brass
Deccan,
18th Century CE
7 x 4.5 x 4
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

An image of “Ganesha” (Ganapati) the elephant – headed god, son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the deity involved at the beginning of important undertakings. There is probably no single god so universally worshipped in Maharashtra and South India as Ganesha.