Hamsa Hand Pendant-silver finish - Museum Shop Collection
c. Early 20th Century
From the collection of the Israeli Museum
Another Arabic name for the hamsa (or khamsa) is the hand of Fatima, commemorating Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Archaeological evidence indicates that a downward pointing hamsa used as a protective amulet in the region predates its use by members of the monotheistic faiths.
Materials: pewter with antique silver finish
Length: 3/4" drop; 18" chain
Made in the U.S.A.