Vintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or PlaqueVintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or PlaqueVintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or PlaqueVintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or PlaqueVintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or PlaqueVintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or Plaque

This beaten bronze or brass dish is 19 3/4" in diameter and weighs 1.9kilos or in excess of 4lbs.I am uncertain if the dish is brass or bronze...all the filigree work has a brass type finish but the figures have a beautiful burnished finish.
The principal figure is of GANESH, the Hindu Elephant God who is the most revered of all Hindu Gods. Ganesh is the God of domestic harmony & success and is the Son of PARVATI, wife of Shiva The Destroyer.
There are two other figures ...one appears to have a broom, and the other a flaming torch. At the base there are two large rat like animals.

This quite an old item but of course is rather difficult to date...looking at the blackened back I would think it is a minimum of 50 years old but could well be 100 plus years !
At some time in the past two hanging brackets with a wire have been welded on the back so the dish can be hung a a wall plaque.

Item ID: SUN1937

Vintage HINDU Large GANESHA, The Elephant God, Dish or Plaque

$189 USD

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