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Vijayanagar dynasty (1336-1565) India
Ganesha 15th century Description: the elephant headed god
Place made: Tamil Nadu, India
Materials & Technique: sculptures, bronze; cast in the lost wax technique
Dimensions: 41.0 h x 19.5 w x 17.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1933
Provenance:
  • The supplied chain of ownership for this object is being reviewed and further research is underway. The provenance information listed has been substantiated by documentation. Details may be refined and updated as research progresses.
  • with Dr Joseph Remigius Belmont, Basel, Switzerland, from the late 1950s until 1964 or 1965
  • who sold it to Robert Hatsfield Ellsworth, 1964 or 1965
  • who sold it to Mrs Edgar Stone, Canada, 1966
  • who sold it to Robert Hatsfield Ellsworth, New York, 1976
  • who sold it to a New York private collector, c 1978 (to be confirmed)
  • who sold it through Doris Wiener Gallery, New York
  • to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1993 for USD 70,000