10,5 cm long
Mangalore or Mysore, South India
This silver container, openable from one side by unscrewing the lid, used for keeping protective mantras, inscribed on paper or tiny metal sheets. Was worn around the neck on a silver chain or a strong black cord. The pattern on the front show highly stylised birds, floral motivs and in the center a mythical kirtimukkha.
(EBRE) – enle