Magic Square Silver Amulet. Afghanistan. 17th Century
925 Sterling silver
Size of Pendant: 1.2" X 1.2" / 3 X 3 cm
The ancient art of Gematria, where numbers correspond to Hebrew letters, conveys a mystical meaning to the inscription on this amulet. The numerical equivalent of the letters in this square is 15 - horizontally, vertically and diagonally. The number '15', as well as the central letter "Heh", symbolize the Divine Name. Talmudic sages believed that gematriot were transmitted to Moses with the Oral Law.
Amulets protected the wearer, his family and possessions from natural disaster, spells and evil spirits. The power of amulets lay in the names and formulas of the Divine Name inscribed on them.
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. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.