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 mounted on brass and has an intricate hand-engraved design. This hollow box would have been worn as an amulet believed to protect the wearer from all harm. This amulet is in excellent vintage condition.
Photo props are not included.
High-grade silver & brass
3.3cm x 3.2cm
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