South India, possibly Karnataka
c. 14th Century
Height 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm.)
Ganesha in his four-armed form is seated in lalitasana on a low throne under a multi-tiered parasol. He holds his ankush in his upper right hand and stick of sugar cane in his upper left, his trunk curls across his chest towards his lower left hand, his lower right hand rests on his right knee. His mount, the rat, is seen crouching at his feet. He is flanked by two attendants whose hands are clasped in anjalimudra, a gesture of benediction.