SOLD Brass Cambodian Ganesha Statue 28"
Processing...

SOLD Brass Cambodian Ganesha Statue 28"

Item #: 84cb9

285 Store Reviews

Sold

This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Cambodian Brass Cast in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Total Height Including Base: 28 inches or 71 cms
Widest Point: 23 inches at the arms
Base Width & Depth: 18 x 13 inches
Weight: 53 pounds or 24kgs
  • Ganesh is seated in the half lotus position holding a conch & discus (both closely associated iwth Vishnu) and his broken tusk and a laddu. He is made in the Khmer or Cambodian style as one can see by the style of his head dress and his leaf shaped necklace
  • The base is a departure from a typical base in that there are three donut shaped rings that raise him off any surface
  • The most stunning feature of the sculpture is the sublime antique verde-gris patina of Ganesh. Perfect!
  • Ganesh ships the same day from our California gallery
Description This Cambodian or Khmer style Ganesha is seated holding a discus, conch shell, his broken tusk and a laddu.  He is seated in the half lotus position.  There three donut shaped rings on the bottom of the sculpture that raises Ganesha off the surface.  He wears a Khmer style headdress along with the leaf shaped necklace that is typical of Cambodian statues.  Ganesha's trunk direction has symbolic meaning.  His trunk is to Ganesh's left, that is the direction for success in the world. It is a position associated with grihastas, or householders.   Perhaps the most stunning aspect of this Ganesha is the perfect verde-gris patina!  Cambodian brass statues typically have beautiful antique patinas but this sculpture has exceptional antique coloring. 
About Ganesh
"In heaven Lord Ganesh will establish the predominance of gods, on earth that of people, in the nether world that of serpents and anti-gods"
~A Hymn from Sri Bhagavat-Tathva~

The chubby, gentle, wise, elephant-headed Ganesh, or Ganesha, is one of Hinduisms most popular deities. He is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. He is also patron of letters and of learning; he is the legendary scribe who, using his broken tusk, which he often holds, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata epic. Ganesh is usually depicted colored red; he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a pasam, a goad, and a pot of rice or sweetmeats. The sweet meats are held in a type of bowl known as a laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.

Statues of Ganesh can be found in most Indian towns. His image is placed where new houses are to be built; he is honored at the start of a journey or business venture, and poets traditionally invoke him at the start of a book.

A pasam is a triple twine weapon. Each of the three twines represents, arrogance and conceit, Maya - the illusory nature of the real world, ignorance. In Hindu ideology weapons are a viewed as symbolic tools to destroy the ego rather than to cause any type of bloodshed. Goads (or elephant prods) are typically used to direct elephants. Goads are symbolic of how one should steer the soul away from the ignorance and illusions of this earthly world just as a mahout would steer an elephant away from any treacherous path.
Care

Brass statues from Cambodia do not need much maintenance.  The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating.  As they are brass, they can be used both indoors and outdoors.    Although if the statue has a black wooden base it is not recommended for the outdoors as the base will show signs of wear over time outside.

"You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup."

You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.  If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece.  You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair. 

If you have any questions concerning your Cambodian brass statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.


Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.