Old Moroccan Silver 'Hand of Fatima' Hamsa (Khamsa) with Salamander - Large
A striking large silver hamsa with moulded salamander from Tetouan, Morocco, made circa 1970. The salamander is a protective symbol, perceived to protect the wearer from all harm. The chiselled patterns feature flowers and strong tribal motifs. A lovely unique item, made of high quality silver (tested).
10.0 cm (h) x 9.8 cm (w)
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