Vintage India Amulet, Palindromic Magic Box Square, High Grade Silver, 9 Grams (0.325 oz.)
This is a really special small high grade silver amulet box Hindu pendant.
The amulet is in the shape of a rectangle - and a Palindomic Magic-Number Square center. In medieval Hindu India, the interrelationship of the numbers within a square had a religious meaning that expressed ideas basic to Hinduism. The square became an important religious symbol which furthered the spread of its popularity as an amulet.
The numerals are in the Devanagari Script:
Top Row: 15, 8, 13
Middle Row: 10, 12, 14
Bottom Row: 11, 16, 9
On the back: 12-10-96
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.
Height: 2cm (1") including Bale
Width: 1.6cm (1 1/8")
Bale: 5 mm (1/8")
Weight: 9 Grams (0.325 oz.)