Parvati and Ganesh, Mumbai   
Late 19th to early 20th century 

Images of Hindu deities, such as this example from the Sir J.J. School of Art were popular themes represented on sandalwood objects. The preoccupation with Renaissance language in Indian art at this time is exemplified in the contrapposto figure of Parvati, the fall of her garment and her facial features.

South India and Maharashtra were important centres for sandalwood carving in India.