DESCRIPTION: Ganesha , Shiva's son , has a man's body and an elephant's head. This combination of human and animal form came about when Ganesha , who did not know his father but who guarded his palace stopped him from coming in after a long journey. Shiva , in a fury, reacted to his unknown guard by chopping off his head. The intervention of Parvati , Shiva's consort and Ganesha's mother , made it possible to attach to the body of the young man the head of the first begin to pass the scene of the drama. In this way , Ganesha acquired the strength of the elephant , kept the intelligence of man and became a god.
PERIOD: 16 -17th century
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Pagun, Burma
RARITY AND CONDITION: Extremely rare, good condition, some possible cleaning
expected day to day wear (see photos)
HEIGHT IN INCHES:24"
WIDTH / LENGTH: 18"
WEIGHT IN KILOS: Over 20klg.
PROVENANCE: Acquired from a Burmese collector
EVALUATION APPRAISAL: Fantastic piece with great spiritual presence