Silver Amulet-pendant with the Cave of the Machpelah. Eretz-Israel, 19th Century
Add a touch of Jewish history to your wardrobe with this Cave of the Machpelah sterling silver amulet:
- Fashioned in sterling silver with intricate motifs on a circular pendant.
- Reveals the important the 19th century Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the holy site where the Jewish forefathers and foremothers rest.
- Stunning piece as a gift for someone who loves the Land of Israel in your life!
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925 Sterling silver
Diameter: 1.1" / 2.7 cm
On the obverse of the amulet is a traditional depiction of the Cave of the Machpelah, with a wall, towers, and houses, and the Hebrew inscription "Cave of the Machpelah." The amulet has a curved border and a loop.
Amulets were intended to guard their owners' families and property from natural disasters, spells, and evil spirits. Some were used to heal sickess 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. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.