This is an Indian hand carved sandalwood sculpture of the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha, who is the remover of obstacles, the patron of the arts and sciences, the deva of intellect and wisdom, and the Lord of Beginnings and Good Fortune. He is shown here in a seated position with a large belly and four arms. His lower right hand is raised (palm out) in a gesture of protection and fearlessness (a modern variation) and his left hand holds the end of his trunk. It is difficult to decipher what is being held in his upper hands, although whatever it is appears to be identical. Both tusks are short and it is unknown whether he was carved this way or one was later broken. He measures 2.0125" high by 1.25" wide by 1" deep. A dark brown felt has been glued to the base and has a label "Made in India." In very good condition with no signs of wear.