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Victorian Jewelry: VJ106

ANTIQUE TRIBAL SILVER AND CARNELIAN SEAL PENDANT: A heavy silver and carnelian Antique Tribal Seal. (c. 1880-1910) The silver work is a heavy combination of stamp work and engraving. The large circular top is solid metal, not hollow work. The large block of Carnelian is a rich rust brown color. It is believed that Carnelian encourages brotherhood among all. It protects against envy, fear and rage - and helps banish sorrow. It can assist in drama and theatre and promotes creativity and individuality. This antique seal is probably a Turkoman piece. Turkomans are the majority population of current Turkmenistan (Central Asia) and are widely recognized for their decorative ornaments. This seal has a black cord threaded through it for wear as a pendant. The original owner would have worn it close to him since it was used to sign and seal personal letters and agreements.

Condition: Excellent. There is a natural fissure in the carnelian that appears to be original to the piece. It is polished smooth to the feel and was there when I bought it. Size: 3 1/2 long; the silver ball is 1 1/4 wide and 1 deep; the square base is 3/4 wide & deep. The cord is 42 long. It can be tied and cut at any length you choose.

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