Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oleg Kalashnikov
Hamsa
Morocco
Early 20th century
Silver, cast and engraved
L: 13; W: 8.5 cm
The Zeyde Schulmann Collection in the Israel Museum
Accession number: B63.11.2861
 
 
The salamander was believed to have powers of survival and constant renewal and to protect against fire.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir