Silver Lingam Casket from India

Size:

8,0 x 4,5 x 3,0cm

Region:

Karnataka, India

Type:

Silver lingam cascet in square (chauka) form

Age/Period:

19th century

Material:

Silver

Condition:

very good with signs of use

Description:

The top part can be slided upwards on the fixed silver chain

Usually inside is a Lingam made from sandelwood, stone or crystall

Worn by members of the Lingayat Community

See:

Oppi Untracht-Traditional Jewelry from India, #237,

N.Barnard – Indian Jewellery, page 26

and

Schätze ferner Welten, page 142

 

 

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