This pendant is of the Hindu deity Ganesh the Remover of Obstacles. The pendant is pure 999 silver burnished with 24k gold foil using the ancient Keum Boo gilding technique and then accented with patina. The piece is 3 dimensional.
The elegant neck wire is 17 inches with a hidden sliding clasp.
Ganesh is the elephant-headed god in the Hindu pantheon. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati and has many attributes, the primary being that he is the remover of obstacles and the scribe of the Mahabharata or great epic. Students pray to Ganesh before exams so that they may succeed. The festival of Ganesh in India is celebrated with a lot of joy, prayers, and pujas or sacred offerings.
Dimensions: The pendant length is 1 and 1/2 inches and breadth a little over 1 inch. It is on a neck wire.