Huge Antique Indonesian Southeast Asian Carved Stone Statue Figure Rare Ganesh For Sale
salesis very pleased to offer a Monumental Indonesian Stone Carving of Ganesh. Although Ganesh is an important deity throughout Asia, this carving uses extremely unusual and rare iconography. Most known statuary shows Ganesh in a very reserved posture with heightened anthropomorphism, however this piece shows quite the opposite. Ganesh is depicted almost primordially with a charged facial expression and partially turned stance. The viewer gets the impression that this is quite an early depiction of Ganesh. Strength and rage are quite apparent amongst the snarling grin, sharp tusks, and multiple arms yielding triumphal weaponry. This statue shows an interesting and valuable viewpoint to Ganesh's popular image as "Remover of Obstacles and Lord of Beginnings".
Our research has not yielded any similar statues. The Dallas Museum of Art has a statue that dates to the 14th Century Majapahit Empire with similar characteristics in style, but is still a world apart from this piece. We are quite excited to be offering this rare depiction of Ganesh for sale on . The piece was collected about a decade ago by a well-known Chicago dealer while on a trip to Indonesia. Since that time, the piece has been resting under a tarp in storage - it has never been offered for sale before. It likely had many more arms and was part of a larger statue... possibly an elaborate deep relief wall scene in a temple complex.
The statue is carved from volcanic stone, common amongst statues from Southeast Asia, and measures 17.8 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep by 23.75 inches tall (45.21 cm W x 29.21 cm D x 60.33 cm H). The exact age of the statue is anyone's guess, but it may be a very early piece. Statues like this are becoming extremely difficult if not impossible to find and acquire in-country, so this is quite the opportunity. Shipping will be via ground, ocean, or air freight depending on customer's preference and location. We have experience shipping much larger items, so be assured that this statue will arrive safe and sound. Shipping costs will vary based upon each customer's location but should between $150 and $750. Please do ask for a shipping quote though. Also, if desired, a custom steel museum pedestal or base can be created and shipped with the piece for an extra charge upon request.
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Huge Antique Indonesian Southeast Asian Carved Stone Statue Figure Rare Ganesh: $3,700