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Title

Siddhi Vinayak (a form of Ganesha)

late 19th century-early 20th century

Artist

Chitrashala Press

India

1878 -

  • 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
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    Artist information
    Chitrashala Press

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    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.

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    Where the work was made

    India

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