Antique Indian Amulet, Goddess Durga Patri Amulet, Rajasthan, 10.85 Grams
This is an antique, very well made small amulet of high grade silver, worn chiefly in Rajasthan, India.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir), and die-stamped with a decorative bale. This shape is also called a "Patri" amulet.
The amulet has silver border supports on the back.
The subject of the amulet is the warrior "Goddess Durga" whose vehicle is a lion, her celestial mount (vehicle or vahana). The lion is extremely powerful, therefore symbols of Durga's unlimited power as well as prowess over destroying the negative forces surrounding us signifying assurance of freedom from fear.
Goddess Durga is also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end for closing. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
Height: 5.4 cm (2”) including Bale
Width: 4 cm (1 5/8")
Bale: 7 mm (1/4")
Weight: 10.9 Grams (0.385 oz.)
Black Indian Cotton Cord: 42 cm (16")
Material: Tested Silver high grade 92.5% approx.