Terracotta figurine of Ganesha

Unknown maker

  • Date: c.1920
  • Dimensions: H: 20 cm, W: 11 cm, D: 9 cm
  • Medium: Painted terracotta
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00080

Painted terracotta figurine of Ganesha, one of the most worshipped deities of the Hindu pantheon.

This kind of moulded and painted terracotta idol is mainly used for worship during the Navratri festival in southern India. Characters are usually drawn from mythologies and local legends, though depictions of people from rural societies are also not uncommon.

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