Indian Coin Silver Goddess Pendant

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This beautiful, medium sized, Indian silver pendant was handmade approximately 100 years ago. The work is just lovely, featuring a lovely Hindu goddess in detailed relief in a garden setting. The pendant measures 2.25 inches high (not including the bail) by 2.0 inches wide.

The most common source of silver in 19th and early 20th century Indian silver work was old silver coins, which are approximately 80% silver, and that is what this pendant is made out of. This pendant was made in the Repousse technique, which is a metalworking technique in which thin sheets of malleable metal are ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. The back of the piece is likely new, adding a significant amount of weight to the pendant, making it ready to wear.  



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