Vintage deco period Hamsa Bracelet Amulet hand scarab star elephant fob charm
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The hamsa (khamsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five" or Hand of Fatima, Hand of Venus ) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. A universal sign of protection, the image of the open right hand is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts in the amulets of the Qāt Ištar and the Qāt Inana and in the Buddha's gesture (mudrā) of teaching and protection. The Hand-of-Mary that was used to protect women from the evil eye, boost fertility and lactation, promote healthy pregnancies, and strengthen the weak. The bracelet measures from 6 1/4" to 7" depending on where you hook it. I am not sure of silver content.
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