This is a beautiful, heavy bronze, 14k Gold Gilt and Gold Paint Ganesh Bodhisattva (cold gilding process, verified chemically as 14k Gold from sample ) This is in the Tibetan and Nepalese style, from Nepal.
He is the remover of obstacles, and here has a serene painted face, loveingly colour led, withh such life like eyes, and wears the iconic high hair, crown, body jewellery, and robes of an enlightened Ganesh Bodhisattva. With 4 arms, he bestoes the abhaya mudra of fearlessness, holds a Parasu ( axe), a Pasa ( noose) to carch, remove ( cut off ) obstacles and on the path of enlightenment, and sweet delicacies. A small mouse climbs the lotus base, Ganeshs 'Vahana' ( Mount), Mūṣakavāhana ( mouse mount )symbolising that Ganesh crushes useless thoughts, which multiply like rats in the dark.
He sits in royal pose on a lotus base ( please note the green oxidisation )
The base has a vajra symbol consecration copper plate ( it has been cleaned by previous owner)
This is a wonderful genuine for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
There were some empty jewellery settings, so i reset them are reset with quality, gemstones, using genuine Turquoise, and Garnet ( I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).
2 mm -3 mm Turquoise Cabochons x 15 in total, I replaced 6 ( Persian/Natural Untreated. Mohs Hard Scale Rating: 5-6 ).
1.5 -2mm Garnet x 6
Mohs Hardness Scale Rating 8)
NO PLASTIC, PASTE OR GLASS.
Please Note : All my statues are are kept under Buddhist and/or Taoist conditions. They are consecreated and purified ( I'm empowered to do this by my teachers, though I make no claims as to them therefore having any magical or talismatic powers as statues/dieties ) Income from these is to provide basic financial security at my personal retreat. It allows me to continue to train, and to teach off and online ( now all online) for free or donation. I buy from various auction houses, and collectors world wide.
CONDITION: Good. Patina, wear, minor loss and wear of gold gilt and paint, all usual for age and wear. Some oxidization.Casting faults and irregularities usual for age and type of manufacture.
AGE: Mid to Late 20th, century maybe earlier.
PROVENACE: Part of my private collection Im selling due to Covid conditions . Originally From UK Buddhist Art Collector and Dealer Raymond Poole. He has been a collector since the 1960s, and is often consulted by Museums. Originally from a large French collection.
8x 5x 4 inches approximately
20x 13x 10 cms approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.
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- Bronze Jewelled Bodhisattva
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- 200×100×130 mm