Antique goddess Durga amulet/prayer box
A rather unique rectangular tabeez/prayer box, stamped with an image of goddess Durga. Believed to protect mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego, Durga rides a lion, her celestial mount (vehicle or vahana).
Such prayer boxes are custom made and given to the wearer as protection. We've not done it but if you are the curious sort, you can always pry open the amulet to see if there is something inside! Comes ready to wear strung on a red cotton-silk thread hand-wrapped cord.
Composition: Sterling silver.
Stamped: No visible markings.
Measurements: 3.1 cms by 2 cms (not including the loop/bale)
Weight: 4.66 gms
Country of origin: India
Please note: (1) All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
(2) All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.