This Antique Green Hamsa is included at our - "special offer", you can choose 11 different or similar designs, of the same model (size and shape), and we will not charge you for 1 of them, it is our gift to you!
This Antique Green Hamsa is handmade by Michal Ben Yosef, Israeli artist that specializes in Judaica, you can view more of her beautiful ceramic work at her artist section.
Please note that one handmade item is never 100% identical to the other, there could be small changes of color and structure.
The Antique Green Hamsa size is: 12cm / 19cm.
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The Agam Judaica Team
Antique Green Hamsa 16212L
- The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة khamsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra (c. 605 or 615 – 633). Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron.