5 Silver Pendants Bracelet
This unique design incorporates five 925 Sterling silver replicas of original amulets from Israel Museum’s collection:
1. Heart shape from the early 20th century in Israel,
2. Seal of Ma’adana 7th century B.C.E.
3. Hamsa amulet Morocco 19th-20th centuries
4. Star of David 18th – 19th century
5. The Curative Amulet Persia 18th – 19th century
Amulets were intended to guard their owners' families and property from natural disasters, spells, and evil spirits. Some were used to heal sickness and cure infertility; others were meant to shield the traveler from peril, to promote success and bounty, and even to secure the affection of friends and lovers.
Average Sizes: 0.7" X 0.8" / 1.7 X 2.1 cm
Heart-shaped Silver Amulet-pendant. Israel. Early 20th Century
Size: 0.7" X 0.8" / 1.7 X 2.1 cm
Inscribed in Hebrew on the obverse of this amuletic pendant is the world "Shaddai", the Almighty amidst a floral design. On the reverse are the opening words of the verses written in the phylacteries and mezuzot: "Hear O Israel the Lord our God the Lord is One" (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
Curative Amulet Persia 18th-19th Century
Size: 0.6" X 0.6" / 1.4 X 1.5 cm
This amulet is designed to promote the healing of the soul and the body of its owner. The Hebrew inscription consists of the 22-Letters Name, which is said to be equivalent to the 22 first letters of the Priestly Blessing.
Small Silver Hamsa Necklace. Replica. Morocco 19th-20th Century
Size: 0.8" X 1" / 2 X 2.5 cm
Cast in the shape of a hand, this beautiful amulet is known as a hamsa. Its delicate design is typically Moroccan from the turn of the 20th century.
Seal of Ma'adana 7th Century BCE
Size of seal: 0.9" X 0.6" / 2.2 X 1.6 cm
Based on an exceptionally interesting and beautifully executed seal of brown jasper, it is scaraboid in shape and perforated length-wise, from the Israelite period II 7th century B.C.E. A lyre is carved on the upper part of its face above the inscription in ancient Hebrew script: “[Belonging] to Ma’adana, the King’s daughter”.
The lyre may be regarded as the musical instrument closest to the Kinnor of David or to that played in the Temple in Jerusalem
Star of David Silver Amulet - Pendant
Diameter: 1" / 2.5 cm
This amulet is in the shape of the six-pointed 'Star of David'. In the center is the Hebrew inscription 'El Shaddai'- The Lord The Almighty. Each point of the star bears a Hebrew letter, which together form the Hebrew words "Magen David" (Shield of David).
The power of the amulet lays in the names and formulas of the Divine Name inscribed on them.