AUD $110.00
  • Sold Out! - Sorry

Afghan, Old Silver Pendant

Sorry, this cute little prayerbox has found a new home. We may still have some similar ones left.

Here's an old silver cylindrical "false prayer box" it has the form but is basically sealed closed, (the ends are perforated)  visually imitating a prayerbox. Therefore, although it can't hold a prayer, it still assumes the amuletic/protective qualities of a real prayer box as Evil doesn't waste time hanging around checking to see if it contains a prayer or not.

It's probably from Aghanistan, maybe Pakistan, more than likely Pashtun and has a lovely very worn patina.

It's highpoints are worn smooth and there is a build up of oxide in the grooves that has taken a long time to accumulate, so don't use dips to polish it. If you feel you must, then gently polish it with a dry silver polishing cloth, to bring up these highlights.

With three suspension rings that are between 4 and 5 mm, these would work well with a cord or chain.

Age: Early/Mid 20th Century.

Size: L 57 mm x H 23 mm X Diameter 10 mm.

Weight: 15 grams.