Other Talismans

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

  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.

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 -...