Hamsa based on Synagogue Lamp Decoration. Morocco. Early 20th Century - Blackened Brass
Brand: The Israel Museum
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Size: 4.1" X 6.1" / 10.5 cm X 15.5 cm
This beautiful hamsa will add a touch of beauty to any wall you choose to hang it on! It features and ornate foliate engraving typical of North African artwork. Uniquely, the thumb of the hamsa is in the shape of a rooster's head.
The original object was a pendant hanging from a synagogue lamp made in Tetuan, Morocco approximately in the early 20th century. It belongs to the Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated to the Israel Museum by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.