Vintage silver boghdad (amulet) from Mauritania

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A small silver boghdad pendant with raised granulation. Very old with nice patina.

Date:

Early 20th century

Material:

Silver

Dimensions:

4.5 cm (h) x 4.5 cm (w)

Weight:

20.7 g

Ref:

AMU-117

References:

Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p 218.

An amulet (hirz in Arabic) is an object worn by a person as a form of protection. It is believed to ward off all danger and protect the person from all harm. Often it will be combined with beads or worn on a chain as a piece of jewellery. Some amulets contain verses from the Qur'an as perceived added protection. The amulets in our collection include Tuareg tcherot, Yemeni prayer boxes, boghdad and Tuareg crosses.


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