Amulets & Talismans

Ring Talisman – HRKMO – Axum, Tigray Region, North Ethiopia

Ring Talisman – HRKMO – Axum, Tigray Region, North Ethiopia

Mid 20th century. Silver alloy with gold wash; gr. 54,9 (1.93 oz.); diameter cm. 3,2 high (1.25″); cm. 0,9 depth (0.35″). Excellent conditions. These elaborate heavy rings are Christians talismans. They are worn as pendant and are symbols of prestige. Axum was the center of the marine trading power known as the Aksumite Kingdom, which predated the earliest mentions in […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 5,0 x cm. 3,9 (1.96 x 1.53 Inches); gr. 10,2 (0.35 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined. Sold

Tuareg Crosses – Tahoua – Niger

Tuareg Crosses – Tahoua – Niger

1960-1970. Silver, wool grams 33,6 (1.18 oz). Each cross is cm. 7,0 x 4,1 (2.75” x 1.61”). 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 overriding concern to protect and defend themselves from hostile supernatural forces that inhabit the surrounding […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 5,4 x cm. 3,7 (2.12 x 1.45 Inches); gr. 12,0 (0.42 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined.

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

  Silver. Cm. 5,9 x cm. 3,9 (2.32 x 1.53 Inches); gr. 24,5 (0.86 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined.

Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 11,8 high x 8,8 width (4.64″ x 3.46″); Gr. 83,3 (2.93 oz.). Due to its physically mutating nature and adaptability, the Chameleon is a symbol of wisdom. Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. The Lobi are an ethnic group that originated in what is today Ghana. Starting around […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 8,9 x cm. 6,2 (3.50 x 2.44 Inches); gr. 22,6 (0.79 oz.). Excellent condition. Pendant crosses are received at baptism and worn around the neck as their owner’s most prized possession, a talisman and symbol of faith combined.

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Berber Necklace – Boghdad – Silver, Amber, Coral – South Morocco

Silver, amber, coral, amazonite, shells, silver coins, silver beads, wool. The nacklace is cm. 70,0 long (27.55″). The boghdad cross  is cm. 5,7 high x cm. 5,5 width (2.24″ x 2.16″). Gr. 123,6 (4.35 oz.). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and […]

Tcherot n. 25 – Niger

Tcherot n. 25 – Niger

Tribal metal on iron sheet, old venetian murrine beads, leather, plastic wires. The piece is cm. 62 in lenght (24.40″). The Therot is cm. 10,5 high x cm. 12,0 width (4.13” x 4.72″). 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 […]

Tcherot n. 24 – Niger

Tcherot n. 24 – Niger

1960′-1970′. Tribal metal, carnelian and glass rings (khroub) gr. 46,9 (1.65 oz.); cm. 9,5 high x cm. 10,3 width (3.74” x 4.05″). 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 “Taraout” in Algeria, “Takardé” in Mali and […]

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