Other Talismans

Fine Tuareg Talisman – Tanfouk – Niger

Agate, silver. Grams 30,4 (1.07 oz); cm. 11,8 x 4,8 (4.65” x 1.89”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, the Tuareg...

Fine Large Tuareg Talisman – Tanfouk – Niger

Silver. Grams 44,3 (1.56 oz); cm. 12,9 x 6,1 (5.08” x 2.40”). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia, the Tuareg operated...

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...

Berber Amulet Box – Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

1950'-1960'. Silver. Gr. 29,7 (1.05 oz.); cm. 4,7 high x cm. 3,0 width (1.85" x 1.18"). Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time after the end of the Roman...