Son of two great gods-Shiva the Destroyer and Parvati, daughter of the mountain Himalaya-Ganesha is known as the God of Wisdom. All religious festivals begin with a prayer of him. Crafted of porcelain, the statue measures 10"L x 6 1/2"W x 11"H.
...Subtle rather than ostentatious...
Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu god and son of the great god Shiva, is considered the giver of good fortune. Ganesha is often depicted dancing and holding in his several arms a bowl of sweetmeats, his broken tusk, a noose and a goad.