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Die Hand. Schutz und Schmuck in Nordafrika

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(116 words)

Translated title The Hand. Protection and Jewelry in North Africa
Authors & Curators

Richard Bachinger, Helga Exler.

Imprint

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1981. 48 pp., illustrations: 49 b&w, 21.5 × 22 cm. German.

Location

Galerie Exler & Co. (1–30 November 1981)

Description

The hamsa and other amulets from North Africa. Concise introductory essay discusses the symbolism of the hand, the hand and the hamsa, dating and localizing metal hamsas, the meanings of various symbols, etc. Numerous examples pictured, two of which are identified as being Jewish: a kabbalistic Judeo-Arabic amulet (p. 27) and a hamsa lamp hanger (p. 35). Basic listing. 130 items.

main keywords

AMULETSHAMSASNORTH AFRICA

minor keywords

Hamsas, lamp hangers

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