Other Talismans

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Khomissar – Niger

Tuareg Leather Wallet – Khomissar – Niger

  Leather, shells, glass beads. The piece is cm. 37,0 in lenght (14.57″). The wallet is cm. 9,0 x cm. 7,5 (3.54″ x 2.95″). Grams 71,4 (2.52″). 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 […]

Tuareg Talisman – Bella Amulet on Leather Gris-Gris – Niger

Tuareg Talisman – Bella Amulet on Leather Gris-Gris – Niger

Leather Gris-Gris, metal Bella amulet. Cm. 6,7 x cm. 4,8 (2.64″ x 1.89″). Grams 24,5 (0.86″). 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 a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. […]

Berber Frontal Amulet – LEBST – Pre-Sahara Region, South Morocco

Berber Frontal Amulet – LEBST – Pre-Sahara Region, South Morocco

Early to mid 20th century. Silver, coral, green and yellow enamel. Gr. 39,9 (1.41 oz.); cm. 7,4 high x cm. 4,5 width (2.91″ x 1.77″). For similar examples see page 280 of “Splendeurs du Maroc”, Africa Museum Tervuren. 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 […]

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

Jewish Bone Talisman – Casablanca, Morocco

1970′. Bone, teeth, copper, tin. Cm. 18,0 high x cm. 11,0 width (7.09″ x 4.33”). Grams 58,7 (2.07 oz). Moroccan Jews are the Jews who live or lived in Morocco. The first Jews migrated to this area after the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and settled among the Berbers. They were later met by a […]

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

Tuareg Bella Talisman – Niger / Mali

1970′. Silver; gr. 12,1 (0.43 oz.); cm. 7,9 high x cm. 5,7 width (3.11″ x 2.24) 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 der Galerie Exler& […]

Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

Berber Beads Talisman – Haha, Morocco

1960-1970. Cm. 26,0 high x cm. 9,7 width (10.24″ x 3.82”); gr. 85,8 (3.03 oz.). The Haha are a Berber people in the Western High Atlas in Morocco. 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 […]

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Coptic Cross – Northen Ethiopia

Silver. Cm. 3,1 x cm. 2,1 (1.22 x 0.82 Inches); gr. 7,0 (0.25 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. Please share this content if you like it:

Berber Talisman – Taghit, Algeria

Berber Talisman – Taghit, Algeria

Mid 20th century. Metal elements, resin-amber bead, shell, metal chain grams 317,8 (11.21 oz.); approx. cm. 27,3 x cm. 11,8 (10.63″ x 4.65″). Rare item. 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 […]

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 Please share this content if you like it:

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