Heart-shaped Silver Amulet Necklace with Star of David. Eretz-Israel. 19th Century
Brand: The Israel Museum
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925 Sterling silver
Size: 0.7" X 1.2" / 1.8 X 3 cm
Inscribed in Hebrew on the obverse of this amuletic pendant is the world "Shaddai", the Almighty inside a Star of David.
Amulets were intended to guard their owners' families and property from natural disasters, spells, and evil spirits. Some were used to heal sickness and cure infertility; others were meant to shield the traveler from peril, to promote success and bounty, and even to secure the affection of friends and lovers.
A sterling silver chain or black silicone cord in your choice of length are available for an additional fee.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem together with a description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.