Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oleg Kalashnikov
Hamsa
Tangier, Morocco
20th century
Silver, repoussé and engraved
L: 10; W: 6.5 cm
Gift of Baroness Alix de Rothschild, Paris
Accession number: B72.0649
 
 
The hand depicted on this amulet is symmetrical, with the small thumb and little finger pointing outwards.


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