Amulets & Talismans

Old Berber Talisman – TAGMOUTOld Berber Talisman – TAGMOUT

Western Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Early 20th century or older. Silver; traces of green and yellow enamel . Gr. 32,5 (1.14 oz.); cm. 4,3 long x cm. 4,0 width (1.69’’ x 1.57"). Tagmout is the centerpiece of a necklace or a fibula. Its shape resembles that of an egg, a symbol...

Hand of Fatima n. 01 – Khamsa – Meknes, MoroccoMano di Fatima – Khamsa – Meknes, Marocco

Early 20th century. Silver, carnelian, blue enamel. Gr. 72,7. Cm. 12,7 x Cm. 7,0. The Hand is a common symbol in much of the world since prehistoric times: the hands of the Tassili rock positive and negative (southern Algeria), dating from a period between 9000 and 7000 years ago, hand-painted...