Antique Indian Amulet, Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrikas), High Grade Silver, 7.4 Grams
This is a antique high grade silver die-stamped amulet pendant from Rajasthan, northern India of the Seven Mothers and a guardian.
A group of Hindu goddesses, Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi, Chamunda or Narasimhi who are always depicted together. Since they are usually depicted as a heptad (group of seven) they are called Sapta Matrikas. They are described as assisting the great Shakta Devi (goddess) in her fight with demons. A sacred, powerful charm, it is believed to offer the wearer protection. You will note that the eighth figure at the leftt has a different costume being the guardian.
The amulet is in the form of a circle (mandala). Circular forms repel evil spirits who dare not enter them. It has a decorative bale and silver border added.
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 92.5% plus. This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4") including Bale
Width: 3.8 cm (1 3/8")
Bale: 5 mm (2/8")
Weight: 7.4 Grams (0.26 oz.)
Chain Length: 42 cm (16”)
Material: High Grade Silver