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“Figure (Gaṇeśa). Made of sandstone. 750 (circa). Uttar Pradesh, India” ~ http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=246697&partId=1&images=true
(thanks to Dan Pett for pointing me to the above record!)
Description from FLickr user plnghl:
“Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods and is the son of Parvati. He is the lord of beginnings as well as the placer and remover of obstacles. He usually carries one of his own tusks in one hand and a bowl of sweets; here he also carries a rosaryand and an axe.
In myth, Ganesha received his elephant’s head when, in a temper, Shiva cut off his human head. Later, he swore to replace it with the head of the first creature he encountered, which was an elephant.”
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