Old Head Adornment – Hands of Fatima & Crescent – Tunisia – Outstanding Piece
Early to mid 20th century – Silver, gilded silver (the two lateral hands of Fatima), red and green glass grams 159,4 (5.62 oz). The piece is approx. cm. 31,0 high x cm. 29,0 width (12.20″ x 11.42″). The central talisman has a diameter of cm. 6,2 (2.44″).
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, like their land, both African and Mediterranean
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