Necklace with pendant of Ganesha

DATE:
19th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Gold and rubies
CLASSIFICATION:
Jewelry
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 12 x 6 7/8 x 5/8 in. (30.48 x 17.463 x 1.588 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
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
OBJECT NUMBER:
1997.7

General Description

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.

Excerpt from

DMA label copy.