Antique Indian Box Amulet, Shiva, Pavarti, 46cm (18″) Silver Snake Chain, c. 1850’s, 61.6 Grams
This a beautifully made c. 1850's high grade silver box amulet pendant from Rajasthan, northern India, and quite heavy at 61.6 Grams.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of a square, represented by walled-in borders, the form symbolic of a house plan and family unity, around the shape of another square, with the die stamped image of Lord Shiva and Goddess Pavarti.
Shiva (/ˈʃivə/; Sanskrit: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the supreme god within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism and his mother Goddess Parvati with a trident and sword in her hands, sitting on their thrones within a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir).
The amulet has been strung on a fine high grade silver snake chain.
Box Amulet Height: 5.2cm (2 1/8") including Bales
Width: 4.5cm (1 3/4")
Box Depth: 6mm (2/8")
Snake Chain Length: 46cm (18")
Silver Tested: High Grade Silver
Weight: 61 6 Grams (2.170oz.)