True silver, over ¾” (0.81”) total height with raised edges and relief depiction of Shiva, the Destroyer with trident in hand. Shiva is the God of War but benevolent as well as fearsome and by tradition, resides on Mount Kailash in Tibet. As the Tibetan culture was virtually unchanged for centuries before the Chinese Communist take over of the 1950’s, dating is nearly impossible and even specialist scholars speculate in centuries rather than decades. This example shows genuine wear and use and probably dates to the 19th century, though possibly earlier. On an 18” sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.