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Bronze Hindu Ganesha Statue with Stone Mosaic Study, Wisdom & Wealth 12cmH/990g

This Ganesha is part of a range of Traditional, Bronze statues, symbolizing the beauty, magnificence and charm of Indian heritage. Excellent craftsmanship can be seen in the superior artistic detail, the texture, polish, durability & finish.

A mosaic of stone work, creates a striking finish, making this statue a great addition to any collection or a beautiful gift.

Height - 12 cm

Width - 10 cm

Base - 5 x 4.5 cm

Weight - 990 g

Code - MB 2073M

Made in India

The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. An elephant's trunk has the strength to uproot a tree as well as the finesse to pick up a needle. Ganesha's trunk symbolizes the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination. Ganesha has large ears. The wise person hears all. He has four hands. In one hand he holds a lotus, the symbol of enlightenment. In the other hand he holds a hatchet. That is, the old karma, all your sanskars, the accumulated good and bad of past deeds get cut when enlightenment comes.

The third hand holds laddus, the round sweet-meats. They are the rewards of a wise life. Ganesha is never shown eating the laddus. The wise man never partakes of the rewards of his deeds. He is not attached to them. The fourth hand is shown blessing the people. The wise man wishes the best for everyone. Ganesha has only one tusk; the other is shown broken. There is an interesting story as to how Ganesh happened to get an elephant's head and how one tusk got broken. The symbolism of the broken tusk is that the wise person is beyond duality.

We tend to think that we end when our bodies end in the material world. We are the first person. All else is different. This duality is created by the mind which creates the ego to help us survive in this world. This 'me-other' duality is the screen keeping us from realizing our real Self, which is beyond body and mind. Once we transcend this duality, we see the entire Universe as a single whole and we become aware of our true Selves. The single tusk of Ganesha symbolizes this non-duality. Wisdom allows us to see all as one and ourselves an integral part of the whole.

This statue is part of a range of Bronze Statues handcrafted in India using the "Lost Wax" method. Earliest records show the lost-wax process to be over four thousand years old. Art bronzes today are cast using the very same process as that of ancient times. Technologically the materials have improved, but the process remains the same. Once the clay sculpture is completed by the artist, the entire process in the foundry takes up to four months to produce a single bronze.

A mould is made of the original by coating it with rubber supported with a plaster "mother mould". Molten wax is then poured into the mould to make a hollow wax replica of the original. A ceramic shell, created over the wax replica is placed in a kiln and the wax melts and runs away, hence the term “lost wax”. After a cooling period the shell is broken away revealing the bronze casting. Reworking of the surface is termed "metal chasing" and takes many hours of labour intensive work.

Care of Indoor Bronzes

Once a year the bronze should be wiped with a clean, soft rag, and then a coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax or Tree Wax applied with a soft brush. Allow it to sit for an hour or so and then buff with a soft brush or rag. This will protect your bronze from the oil of human hands, dust and grease.

Outdoor Bronzes should be done twice a year.

Colour Bronze,Red,Green
Size 11.5cm
Materials Bronze
Retail $ 90.00 
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