Antique Indian Amulet, Kandaras and Malsara, Bronze Backing Plate, 15.8 Grams
This is an antique high grade silver, die-stamped amulet pendant worn chiefly in Rajasthan, India.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir), and die-stamped with a bale.
The silver amulet has been encased in copper, folding over to create a copper border.
The subject of the amulet is the Kandaras and Malsara whose vehicle is a horse.
On the top left is the sun symbol of Surya, and the top right is the moon symbol of Chandra. In Sanskrit Chandra means "bright and shinning".
There is also small monkey at the bottom of the amulet.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
This is a very old collection piece in good condition.
Height: 7 cm 1 5/8") including Bale
Width: 5.5 cm (1 1/8")
Bale: 6 mm (1/4")
Weight: 15.8 Grams (0.555 oz)
Cord Length: 43 cm (18")
Material: Front Tested Silver High Grade 92.5% approx.