Beautiful Jewish amulet to protect against the evil eye - HAMSA with chain.
Chain with pendant
Sterling silver and red coral
Delicate work in silver filigree
Handmade by an Israeli artist - circa 1950.
Pendant: 57 mm
Chain: approximately 50 cm
Total weight: 11.03 grams
*The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة ‘khamsah’) is an amulet in the shape of a palm leaf, popular throughout the Middle-East and the Maghreb and commonly used in jewellery and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection many times throughout history, the hamsa is considered by some [which?] Muslims and Jews, as a defence against the evil eye.
*Khamsah is an Arabic word meaning 'five', but also 'the five fingers of the hand'
The Hamsa is also known as the Hand of Fatima after the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, the Hand of Mary, the Hand of Miriam and the Hand of the Goddess.
- Prachtig Joods amulet ter bescherming tegen het boze oog - HAMSA + ketting
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- Geschatte periode
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- 11,03 g