Hear, O Israel: An Ancient Hebrew Amulet

February 26, 2002-December 31, 2002

Location: Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Wing

Curator: Yael Yisraeli

Media: Amulet

Dated to the 5th-6th century CE, this silver amulet was designed as a thin, leaf-shaped pendant incised in Hebrew with verses from Deuteronomy (''Hear, O Israel''), Psalm 91, and the book of Proverbs, and was intended to afford protection to travelers. Extended loan, Collection René and Suzannene Braginsky, Zurich.