Amulet-Pendant with the Cave of the Machpelah
Replica of a pendant from Eretz-Israel, 19th century
Amulets from Eretz-Israel with depictions of the Holy Places, such as the Western Wall, Rachel’s Tomb, or the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba’al Haness, were in great demand in the Diaspora, where they were brought by messengers from Eretz-Israel. This amulet shows a traditional depiction of the Cave of the Machpelah surrounded by a wall, towers, and houses. The Hebrew inscription “Cave of the Machpelah” creates a curved border topped by a filigree loop. A ring for hanging is attached to the top of the silver pendant.
This beautiful and delicate piece, suitable for any age and gender, is sure to make an exciting addition to your jewelry collection.
Did You Know? The use of amulets dates from ancient times and continues to this day. Amulets were intended to protect the wearer, his family, and his possessions from natural disasters, spells, and the evil eye. Some were thought to bear healing properties or aid fertility; others protected the wearer on his travels, conferred blessings and good fortune, or elicited the good will and love of others. The magical power attributed to Jewish amulets stems from the versions of God’s name or Biblical verses inscribed on them. For extra protection, the name of the wearer was sometimes added.SHOW MORE
Weight 100 g Dimensions 8 × 6 × 3 cm
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