These oxidized bronze amulet pendants feature an image of Buddha in a full lotus pose (a pose most often used for meditation) on one side and raised script on the other side. The applied patina on this heavy brass pendant is black. The amulets are sold individually and have an integral hanging loop. Those with the scalloped design measure 42mm in length, 27mm in width and 3mm in depth. Newly made in Thailand to look ancient.
Found on the streets of Bangkok, these authentic Thai Buddhist amulets have a rich history. Thai amulets, charms and talismen are made by Buddhist gurus for various purposes: invulnerability, good luck, fortune, protection from evil, etc and are made be worn. They are in some ways comparable to "holy medals" in Catholicism.
An amulet may represent a famous Buddha image or a significant Buddha pose, may be blessed by a saintly monk or may be intended to bring the wearer good luck or to keep misfortune at bay.