Shema Israel Silver Amulet. Adaptation. 5th-6th century CE

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Express your personal faith like never before with this stunning pendant necklace from the Israel Museum Collection:

  • Made from sterling silver, this pendant is based on an amulet from the 5th to 6th century CE and is engraved with the verses of Shema Yisrael as well as other inspirational Hebrew verses.
  • Comes from the Israel Museum with a certificate of authenticity as well as a Hebrew / English historic description of the item.
  • A must-have for your personal jewelry collection!!!

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925 Sterling Silver

Size: 1.6" X 2" / 4 X 5 cm 

Pendant / Brooch 

This silver amulet is special for two reasons: it is the oldest known amulet bearing these biblical verses, and it was designed to be seen, not concealed, just like a piece of jewelry. The leaf-shaped pendant is incised on one side with the first four verses of Shema (“Hear O Israel”; Deuteronomy 6:4-7).  The first of these is interwined with the first verse of Psalm 91, and the last is followed by Proverbs 18:10.  These biblical verses appear on other amulets and in incantations, but the manner in which they are combined here is unique. 

A sterling silver chain in your choice of length is 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.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is among the world's most highly rated encyclopedic museums. It holds the biggest collection of ancient Israel and Bible Lands antiquities on the planet, and is home to groundbreaking archaeological discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. The museum creates replicas and adaptations of Jewish and Israeli artifacts from around the world; these rare pieces make wonderful gifts.

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