The paubha featuring a Ganesha shrine with the white six-armed elephant-headed deity seated on two black rodents wearing jewelled necklaces, the lotus pedestal with a seven-headed naga rising behind and framed by a flaming halo, all set within a tiered and stepped throne, with a torana of Garuda clutching two nagas, makara at either side and supported by columns issuing from kalasha vases beneath, set against a dark flower-filled background with the sun and moon and two vidyadhari bearing garlands above and eight auspicious emblems at the sides, deities filling the side registers, the upper and lower registers now missing.
This charming paubha remains one of the only Newari painted images dedicated to Ganesha, the deity popular with both the Hindu and Buddhist population of Nepal. Compare the flower-filled background, auspicious emblems and scrollwork of a Vasudhara mandala dated 1504, see Zwalf (ed), 1985, p. 124, pl. 165.
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