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Title

Siddhi Vinayak (a form of Ganesha)


Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -


About

One of the many forms of Ganesha is Siddhi Vinayak. The story associated with this representation is that the god Vishnu once prayed to Ganesha, as remover of obstacles, before fighting demons. This Ganesha is called Siddhi, referring to success, because Vishnu was victorious. Siddhi Vinayak images are unique in having a trunk that turns to the right, as represented in this print. Here, Ganesha sits in a relaxed fashion attended by a woman in a setting that combines Western and Indian traditions.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2011.


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Date

late 19th century-early 20th century


Media category

Print


Materials used

chromolithograph


Dimensions

50.3 x 38.2 cm


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

108.2011


Artist information

Chitrashala Press

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
India