A dancing Ganesha, black stone

Pala dynasty, 11th century, India

Height: 48 cm, 18.9 inches

In his dancing mode Ganesha customarily has eight arms as seen here. Each hand holds an attribute or forms a mudra amongst which are the broken tusk, axe, gesture of reassurance, a bunch of radishes, sweetmeats and an archers bow. He dances upon a double lotus base flanked by two musicians.

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