Antique Silver Kitab Amulet, Ida ou Semlal, Morocco
An elaborate old Berber amulet box (kitab) from the Anti-Atlas region of Ida ou Semlal, Morocco, made approximately 100 years ago by hand. It is made of high-grade silver (tested) mounted on brass and has an intricate hand-engraved design. It would have contained Qu'ranic verses believed to protect the wearer. This amulet is in excellent vintage condition.
Photo props are not included.
High-grade silver & brass
3.0 cm (h) x 2.8 cm (w)
Draguet, M. and Merode, N., 2020. Berber Memories. Yale University Press, p. 263
Rabaté, M. (2015). Bijoux du Maroc. ACR, Paris-Là Défense. p. 44