Antique 19th C. Silver Indian Bhil Amulet
Antique 19thc. silver Indian amulet worn by the Bhil tribal group, western India. It depicts a wrathful form of Shiva, the male/female combination of Bhairava/Kali, determined to kill all evil with the tools of destruction pictured, a trident, a drum, a snake, and a mace. Their sacred vehicle is a dog pictured on the bottom of the pendant. Lovingly worn to a beautiful patina, it is strung on an olive green vegan leather cord. Length is 48” (122cm), adjustable and pendant is 2.5” (6.35cm) top to bottom.
Veronica Kaplan, collector, curator and owner of the TOUCHSTONE Collection in Atlanta Georgia. Ronnie creates her unique jewelry assemblages based on inspiration drawn from her extensive inventory of antique and vintage ethnographic jewelry. For over 30 years, authenticity, cultural integrity and aesthetic beauty has been her guiding criteria in travels to source items to buy and sell, and keep for her personal collection. We love having her pieces in our shop. Our simple clothing in solid colors makes a great canvas for art to wear.