Antique Indian Amulet, Ganesh and Pavarti
The amulet is an antique and beautifully die stamped amulet, with a rolled silver border added around the shape of a yoni or leaf of the sacred fig tree - the bottom pointing ovule, and with two sturdy bales. The scrolling floral inner border is a very old design used on amulets.
This is a well worn amulet - for its protective purpose - most probably originating from Rajasthan, northern India. The amulet looks dark in the listing photos as it still has residue of sindoor, also called vermilion, a brilliant scarlet powder used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies and ritual rubbing on amulets. (It can be removed by rubbing gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste for a clean silver look.)
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 sitting on their thrones.
The sun symbol of Surya, is above Ganesh's head and the Chandra the moon on the other side above Pavarti.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a slip bead for adjusting the length. The amulet has been silver tested for high grade silver.
This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Width: 6 cm (2 1/4")
Height: 8.5 cm (3 1/4") approx.
Weight: 32.5 Grams (1.15 oz.)
Black Cord Length: 66 cm (26”) - Adjustable
Material: Tested silver high grade 92.5%
PRICE: USD $295.00
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