Today, I Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, met Ganesha, the Hindu Playful Protector. We walked to the Denver Art Museum.
But a short distance from the main entrance, we stopped to see this Broom and Dust Pan.
Denver has several unusual sculptures around the city and the entire metropolitan area. Inside the Denver Art Museum, we went to the second floor for the Ganesha special exhibit. Who is Ganesha?
Normally in the museum, we are not allowed to touch the displays. But this Ganesha, of yellow sandstone, is for us to touch.
Many rub the belly or feet for good luck. Of course we did rub the belly. Every human and duck can use some good luck. Next we admired this Dancing Ganesha, from India, made of stone.
At least the sign said he was dancing. Ganesha is being carried during a parade here.
A very large mural. This sign explains the story of Ganesha.
That is quite a story. Ganesha is loved in the Hindu faith, and Ganesha also has a role in Buddhism, especially in Nepal. Here is the prize of this exhibit.
This sandstone statue is on loan from the National Museum of Cambodia. It is from the 600s-700s. We ducks were sitting with Ganesha, but an employee told us we could only sit on the floor.
The sign explains more about this statue.
Here we are, sitting on the floor near this statue from Cambodia. Check out this mask.
The Ganesha Mask is oil paint on paper-mache. The mask is from the 1900s. We liked this bronze.
Ganesha and Consort from Kerala, India. From the 1300s-1400s. There were several items on display, but this wall hanging is the last we will show you today.
It is from India and is ink and paint on cotton. Ganesha is an interesting exhibit, but if you want to see it in Denver, you must hurry. This temporary exhibit is displayed only through this Sunday, January 13, 2019. We enjoy visiting the Denver Art Museum. Just wandering around we always find something new and interesting. We hope you also explore museums near your home. You never know what you may discover.