Persian Silver Amulet. Persia. 18th - 19th Century
925 Sterling silver
Pendant / Broach
Size of Pendant: 1.9" X 1.6" / 4.7 X 4 cm
This pendant / broach is replicated from one of a pair of Jewish amulets from Persia originally worn as bracelets. On the amulet are engraved the first letter of each word of Psalms 121, except for the last three words.
Amulets protected the wearer, his family and possessions from natural disaster, spells and evil spirits. The power of amulets lay in the names and formulas of the Divine Name inscribed on them.
A sterling silver chain or black silicone cord in your choice of length are available for an additional fee.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.