8311

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Country Group:South and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
Item id: 8311

Cambodian Ganesh bust- likely 15thC or earlier, and no later than 16/17thC. Bronze is 6.5". Nine inches including the custom base. Very rare to find an early Cambodian bronze Ganesh of any size, but especially rare to find a relatively large one with such a good face and so much personality. Probably Post-Khmer, and made in the centuries just after the decline of the great Khmer empire. I’ve shown this to one expert who believed it to be a an actual Khmer period (12/13thC) piece, but I believe it would probably be heavier and have more detail to the casting if it were that early, though it is possible. IT is a piece that makes people smile and want to touch it, and that children are drawn to. Many Ganesh images have very little of a “face”, as the large trunk eclipses the mouth and eyes. The sculptor of this piece managed to imbue this fellow with a warmth and character rarely found in a Ganesh bronze. A true personal favorite

Availability : For Sale

Country: Cambodia

Material: Bronze

Dating: 14th Century - 15th Century

Pricing : $$$$$

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