Antique Silver Hanuman Amulet, Pendant, Rajasthan, India, 12 Grams
This is a late 19th or early 20th century high grade silver die-stamped amulet pendant from Rajasthan, northern India of Hanuman, the celebrated celestial monkey chief, and an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana. Hanuman is an incarnation of the divine, whose fate it is to aide the hero Rama in the struggle against the demon king Ravana. His exploits are much celebrated in a variety of religious and cultural traditions, particularly in Hinduism.
Hanuman is depicted within the shape of a yoni - the origin of life, or leaf of the sacred fig tree with the bottom pointing ovule, flying through the air with club in one hand and to bring the healing Himalayan herbs to cure the wounded on the Sri Lanka battlefield, as related in the Ramayana. Hanuman.
The Monkey god is the most popular form of Talisman for Luck, Health, and Good Fortune amongst the Hindus.The amulet has a silver border added, two decorative bales and a final at the base. The the final has a small extension up the back of the amulet for extra strength.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord. It has a looped end for closing. The amulet has been silver tested for high grade silver. This is an original old worn collection piece in good and the surface has a worn condition from ritual ribbing.
You will note in listing photo that the two bales have worn through - although still very secure.
Height: 5.8cm (2 1/4") including Bale
Width: 3.,7 cm (1 3/8")
Bale: 5m (1/4")
Weight: 12 grams
Chain Length: 46 cm (18"”)
Material: Silver tested for high grade silver