Ottoman silver chased niello Islamic prayer box amulet or pendant. pdet821cs

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Ottoman silver Islamic prayer box amulet.Traditionally prayer boxes contained a scroll of scared texts to act as a talisman. This container does not open. It is meant for ornamental jewelry. The deep black niello is a compound of silver, lead, copper or bismuth sulfides that is ground into powder then melted into depressions in the metal. 3 rings on top to use as bails. 3 rings on bottom to hang coins or charms. From a collector's estate. 2 inches in length by .4 inches in diameter or .7 including loops. Excellent condition.