Vintage Moroccan 'Porte du Paradis’ or 'Gateway to Paradise' Hamsa (Khamsa) Pendant
A large moulded and chiselled pendant made by the Ait Haddidou tribe of the eastern High Atlas Mountains of Morocco in the 1960s, called porte du paradis, ‘gateway to paradise’. This very old example depicts a serpent and is adorned with a glass bead.
Silver alloy & glass
9.2 cm (h) x 6.8 cm (w)
Rabaté, M. (2013). Les Fibules. Paris-La Défense: ACR éd. p. 127.
Draguet, M. and Merode, N., 2020. Berber Memories. Yale University Press, p. 59.