Pendant. Old Berber silver cross talisman

210,00 €

  • Width 55 mm
  • Height 55 mm
  • Weight 33 grs


A superb old Berber silver talisman known as the -Southern Cross- or -Boghdod- from the area of Goulimine in Moroccan pre-Sahara Desert. The granulation work suggests some Mauritanian influence. As a former Spanish ambassador to Morocco Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo explains in -Joyas Bereberes de la colección Jorge Dezcallar- the parents would present their children with a Southern Cross upon coming of legal age saying: -Son, I give you the four directions-. It is a powerful talisman for protection as it benefits from the power of  the number five ( four directions and the central element pointing above). First half of the XXth century.