MIDDLE EASTERN PENDANT WITH COMPARTMENT

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Rabbitfoot76
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MIDDLE EASTERN PENDANT WITH COMPARTMENT

Postby Rabbitfoot76 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:15 pm

Hello:
I have this silver pendant that has this inset carnelian cabochon in it as well as 4 smaller stones on the edges. It is unmarked but tests positive for being silver. It measures approx. 1 1/2" long and 1" square and is hinged so that it has a compartment in it. It appears to be Middle Eastern but beyond that I do not know what it was used for. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
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AG2012
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Re: MIDDLE EASTERN PENDANT WITH COMPARTMENT

Postby AG2012 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:54 pm

HI,
I think it could be Gau box used by Tibetan Buddhists to hold a picture of their favorite Deity or Lama, a folded up scroll of Sacred Mantras, special herbs or Sacred Relics.
Islamic scroll pendants are usually elongated cylindrical boxes for Quran texts.
Google for images of Gau box
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