Hirz. Berber silver and enamel talisman pendant.

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MA0611-584

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A lovely old Berber silver and enamel talisman -hirz- pendant from the area of Tiznit-Tafraoute in  Western Anti Atlas in Southern Morocco. It features a glass central cabochon affording protection to the wearer. Two old French coins are part of the arrangement as dangles. It would contain some verses from the Holy Quran to protect its owner from evil. Most likely a part of a necklace or a headdress. Other denominations: -herz-, -kitab-, -gris-gris, -boîte à Coran-. First half of the XXth century.