Hirz. Berber silver and copper talisman pendant.

75,00 €

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  • Width 28 mm
  • Height 30 mm
  • Weight 11 grs


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A nice old Berber talisman -hirz- pendant from the region of the Ida ou Semlal in Western Anti Atlas in Morocco. It features a copper box covered by a silver plaque with incised decoration and classic elements of Berber iconography reinforcing the protective effect of the amulet. It would contain some verses from the Holy Quran to protect its owner from evil. Most likely a part of a necklace together with like talisman. Other denominations: -herz-, -kitab-, -gris-gris, -boîte à Coran-. First half of the XXth century.