Antique Indian Amulet, Silver Duo Goddess Devi Pendant, Rajasthan, India,13 Grams
This is an 19th century or early 20th century sterling silver die-stamped amulet pendant worn by the tribal people of Rajasthan, northern India. The amulet pendant is in the shape of a slightly oval form (mandala). The circular (oval) forms repel evil spirits who dare not enter them.
The amulet has a sturdy bale with a round unit and a jump ring attached.
This amulet pendant is of a folk image of Goddess or Devi enclosed within the shape of a rectangle form, which symbolizes a house plan and family unity.
Goddess Devi is one of the many mother Goddess forms worshiped throughout India, presiding over the well being of the family. She is very often identified as a form of Shakti and is worshipped during Hoi Ashtami festival. Goddess Devi images can be found in villages and cities of Rajasthan, Punjab, Harayna and Utta Pradesh.
The mud walls of rural homes are painted on festivals, and for worshipping Hoi or Ahoi, the goddess whose blessings are invoked for the well-being and protection of children by their mothers.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end for closing. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
Width 5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Height: 5.5 cm (2 1/4") including bale
Weight: 13.1 Grams (o.465 oz).
Indian Cotton Cord: 46 cm (18")