Vintage silver Tuareg Cross from Trarza, Mauritania - rare

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An unusual silver Tuareg cross riveted on an ebony base with fine chiselling and a central red bead, most likely from the Trarza region of Mauritania. It has a lovely patina.

Date:

Circa 1960

Material:

Silver, ebony & plastic bead

Dimensions:

6.5 cm (h) x 5.5 cm (w)

Weight:

16 g

Ref:

AMU-119

References:

Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p 222

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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