Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)

Pahari, Garhwal,
c.1800 CE
2009.121

The scene laid in a mountainous region shows Shiva, with crescent moon on his matted hair and Parvati preparing bhang on a river bank. The three-headed Kartikeya is rushing to his mother, while Ganesa is taking drink from the main counter with his long trunk. Their respective mounts rest close together. Shiva’s bull Nandi licks the face of the tiger. A peacock is seated on the back of Nandi. Floral border all along. Thick red border all along.

Bronze and brass
Deccan,
19th Century CE
6 x 4.3 x 5 cm
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.

Bronze and brass
Deccan,
19th Century CE
6 x 4 x 5 cm
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.

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.

Bronze and brass
Maharashtra
17th Century C E
8 x 8.2 x 5 cm
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.

Bronze and brass
7 x 5.5 x 5 cm
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.

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