Antique Indian Amulet, Bhairava Form of Shiva, EXTRA LARGE, 68 Grams
This is an "Extra Large" antique, high grade silver amulet pendant worn by the tribal people of Gujarat or Rajasthan in northern India. The amulet pendant is in the shape of a yoni or leaf of the sacred fig tree - the bottom pointing ovule, and die-stamped with two sturdy bales with finals and round decorative units added.
It has a silver border added and a decorative terminal point at the bottom.
The subject of the amulet is in the two armed Bheru or Bhairava form of Shiva in his fearful aspect travelling with his dog. The deity is widely worshipped by Bhil tribals, one of the largest tribal communities in India.
Lord Shiva, especially in his Bhairava form has a drum, trishula or (trident) sword, a daggar. The sun symbol of Surya, is abvove his right side of the head and the Chandra the moon on the other side.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end closing. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
The amulet is very heavily tarnished from old age but will polish up beautifully.
This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Height: 13.5 cm (5 1/4')
Width: 10.5 cm (4 ")
Bale: 10 mm (1/2")
Weight: 68.6 Grams (2.420 oz.)
Cord Length: 61 cm (24”)
Material: Tested High Grade Silver