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Amulet

Object Number:29-221-101
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Asian
Provenience: India
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Technique:Embossed
Iconography:Saptra Matrikas
Seven Sisters
Bhaironji
Height: 5 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:101 - Sommerville Number
1008 old - Sommerville Number

Description

Square pendant with eight embossed figures. "Silver Hindu talisman from Jeypore Raj India. Eight companions of the gods." Probably the Saptra Matrikas, seven mothers, with a guardian or the seven virgin sisters with their brother, Bhaironji. Amulets like these are known by many names including madaliya and patri.

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