Necklace with pendant of Ganesha
- 19th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Gold and rubies
- Overall: 12 x 6 7/8 x 5/8 in. (30.48 x 17.463 x 1.588 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- 304 SNAIL GALLERY
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, Asian Art Fund and gift from Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
The elephant-headed god Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, was the bringer of prosperity and good fortune. Today he is one of the most popular Hindu gods. This necklace with an elephant-headed pendant was probably an offering to a temple and was designed to ornament a statue of Parvati.
DMA label copy.