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Antique Silver Kitab Amulet, Ida ou Semlal, Morocco

£75.00

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.

Date:

1920s

Material:

High-grade silver & brass

Dimensions:

3.1 cm (h) x 2.9 cm (w)

Weight:

12.4 g

Ref:

AMU-148

References:

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