Antique Indian Amulet, Silver Hanuman Pendant, Rajasthan, India, 12 Grams
This is an antique (18th-19th 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 aid 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 an arrowhead form, flying through the air 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 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 92.5% approx. This is an original old worn collection piece in good condition. The detailed added border and floral units have worn with constant worship ritual rubbing.
Height: 5cm (2") including Bale
Width: 3.5cm (1 3/8")
Bale: 5mm (1/4")
Weight: 12 grams
Cotton Cord Length: 16"