"Shamanic Rock Crystal Pendulum"In Nepal life drifted to the rhythm of transumances, seasons and ceremonies. The shamans omnipresent in the daring life of his countries sometimes gave advice, sometimes care. Animist peoples often used their services. This shaman pendulum which has been swung many times in the smoke of fire, in a spirit of purification. It is itself composed of a pure material, born of the earth: rock crystal. Conch-shaped, the edges are crimped with a rudenté brass wire which follows the twists of the "shell". A small silver ring finishes the object. Undated object that I consider to be from the 19th century, but probably also much older.