Large, magnificent Ganesh. As imposing and powerful as any I have owned. It has an inscription indicating that it was given in memoriam for A.J.Overklift Vaupel Kleyn, in 1931, and was obviously made sometime before that. He was almost certainly made in Imperial India, and it has strong Art Deco influence, with very fine architectual design work covering the base, back-plate, legs, and a crown. The amalgam of east and west in a finely made Indian bronze Hindu sculpture is both uncommon and highly desirable. He is large; the dimensions are 9.75 all by close to 7 inches wide by 5.25 inches deep. He seems much larger than the dimensions convey. As he is solid cast he weighs an incredible 22 to 23 pounds (think bowling ball). No one I’ve shown him to has ever seen anything like him. She sculpting casting, and detail are all superb. The face is expressive, which is quite hard to do with a Ganesh.
Availability : Sold
Dating: 20th Century