Hamsa based on Synagogue Lamp Decoration. Morocco. Early 20th Century
Add a magnificent touch of faith to your home decor with this gorgeous wall hanging from the Israel Museum Collection:
- Based on an ornate Hamsa that was originally displayed in a Moroccan synagogue in the early 20th century, this Hamsa wall hanging boasts a stylish design and is available in both blackened brass and gold plating.
- Comes from the Israel Museum with a certificate of authenticity as well as a Hebrew/English historic description of the item.
- The perfect gift for a birthday, housewarming, engagement, anniversary, holiday or any other special occasion.
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Blackened Brass / Gold Plated
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.
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.