Other 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

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.

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 Talisman Wallet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Berber Talisman Wallet – Guelmim Region, South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Leather, silk;  approx. cm. 35,5 in lenght (13.97″). Excellent conditions. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans.  They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language and culture which are, […]

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Bella Amulet – Niger

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Bella Amulet – Niger

Leather, metal Bella amulet, ismana beads, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 38,5 (15.15″). The wallet is cm. 9,0 x cm. 4,9 (3.54″ x 1.92″). Grams 63,1 (2.22″). Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. The Tuareg people inhabit […]

Tuareg Bella Hair Ornament – Niger / Mali

Tuareg Bella Hair Ornament – Niger / Mali

Mid 20th century. Silver, brass and copper; gr. 12,4 (0.43 oz.); cm. 4,5 long (1.77”) x cm. 5,1 (2.00″) width. Bella live Niger and Mali but are of Sudanese origin in Africa. The Bella tribe was formerly held in slavery by the Tuareg. For more information and similar examples: “Silberschmuck aus der Sahara – Tuareg und Mauren”, Katalog zur Ausstellung […]

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