Antique Indian Amulet, Ganesh and Pavarti, c.1800’s, High Grade Silver, 21.68 Grams
RARE - An excellent large 18th to 19th century high grade silver amulet pendant.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of an arrowhead form and die-stamped with a decorative bale. The amulet also has a silver sheet backing plate.
The die stamped amulet border is decorated with full bloom lotus flowers and peacocks.
This is a rare example of an amulet - most probably originally from the Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan and is the heart of India's Sikh community.
The amulet originally contained a previous deity or a symbol associated with a deity which has since been cut out of the silver centre front sheet. The center part of another amulet with Ganesh and Pavarti has been soldered in and the four corners decorated with floral units.
The subject of the amulet is the Hindu Gods Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of Wisdom, the four armed form with Axe, Rope, Blessings and Madaka (Rewards), and his mother Goddess Parvati the consort of Shiva. They are facing each other.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped en for closing. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Width: 6.1 cm (2 1/2")
Height: 7.2 cm (3") approx.
Weight: 21.68 Grams
Cord Length: 45 cm (18")
Material: Tested silver high grade 92.5%