Antique Hanuman Brass Alter Plaque, Rajasthan, India, 45.2 Grams
An excellent antique brass Hanuman the Monkey God amulet Alter Plaque of Rajasthan in northern India. The antique cast brass amulet alter plaque 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 aide 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 five sided peaked pentagon, representing a temple, 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.
It has a separate backing sheet and brass border added, with two small feet for placing on an alter. You can see the shape of the leaves that Hanuman is holding in one hand and his club in the other. This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Width: 5 cm (2")
Height: 5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Weight: 45.2 grams (1.595 oz.)