Antique Indian Amulet, Duo Goddess Devi Pendant, Rajasthan, India, 11.1 Grams
This is a 19th century or early 20th century high grade silver die-stamped amulet pendant worn by the tribal people of Rajasthan, northern India. The amulet pendant is in the shape of a slightly oval form (mandala). The circular (oval) forms repel evil spirits who dare not enter them. The amulet has a sturdy bale.
This amulet pendant is of a folk image of Goddess or Duo Devi. Goddess Devi is one of the many mother Goddess forms worshiped throughout India, presiding over the well being of the family. She is very often identified as a form of Shakti and is worshipped during Hoi Ashtami festival.
Goddess Devi images can be found in villages and cities of Rajasthan, Punjab, Harayna and Utta Pradesh. The mud walls of rural homes are painted on festivals, and for worshipping Hoi or Ahoi, the goddess whose blessings are invoked for the well-being and protection of children by their mothers. Goddess Devi is also worshipped as Sanjhi in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
Weight 11.1 Grams (0.390 oz.)
Height 5 cm (2 ”)
Width 4.5 cm (1 3/4")
Material: Tested Silver high grade
Black Indian Cotton Cord: 16" (42cm)