Antique Indian Amulet, Vishnu’s Sacred Footprint, High Grade Silver, Rajasthan, India, 13.7 Grams
This is an antique high grade silver amulet pendant of the side-by-side footprints of a standing deity, generally termed sripada (divine footprints) and worn by a wide Hindu audience, especially in northern India.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of a yoni - the origin of life, or leaf of the sacred fig tree - the bottom pointing ovule, and die-stamped with two decorative bales and floral units added, a silver border, and a decorative terminal point at the bottom.
The amulet has been silver tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx.
The subject of the amulet is Vishnu's footprints (Vishnupadaka) with a cusped arch, under a honorific umbrella. A sacred, powerful charm, it is believed to offer the wearer protection against all calamities.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end.
This is an original old worn collection piece in good condition.
Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4")
Width: 3.6 cm (1 3/8”)
Bale: 5 mm (1/4")
Weight: 13.7 Grams (0.485 oz.)
Chain Length: 41"cm (16”)
Material: High Grade Silver