Amulets & Talismans

Old Berber Box Amulet – Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, traces of gilding grams 57,4 (2.02 oz.). The necklace is cm. 50 long (19.69"). The box amulet is cm. 7,0 high x cm. 5,4 width (2.76" x 2.13"). Zār Amulet or commonly known as Zar, is a special genre in Egyptian jewellery which consists of purpose-made magical jewellery, to be used...

Tuareg Cross – Bagzan – Niger

White metal, glass beads. Grams 52,7 (1.86 oz). The Bagzan cross is cm. 11,1 x 6,7 (4.37” x 2.64”); the necklace is cm. 40,0 long (15.75"). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an...

Tcherot n. 27 – Niger

Tribal metal (alloy of many different metals), copper, ebony grams 253,2 (8.93 oz.); cm. 17,9 high x cm. 15,5 width (7.05” x 6.10"). In the Tuareg language (Tamahaq), the literal sense of the word “Tcherot” means “letter”, “message” or “paper on which something is written”. The word Tcherot is used in Niger, while these talismans are called...

Tuareg Cross – Tabélot – Niger

White metal, glass beads. Grams 72,3 (2.55 oz). The Tabélot cross is cm. 11,3 x 5,2 (4.45” x 2.05”); the necklace is cm. 47,5 long (18.70). The Tuareg live in one of the most inhospitable areas of the planet: the central part of the Sahara Desert. Their whole existence, difficult and precarious, is dominated by an...