Early use of the hamsa has been traced to ancient Mesopotamia. A universal sign of protection, the image of the open right hand is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts in the amulets of the Qat Ištar and the Qat Inana and in the Buddha's gesture (mudra) of teaching and protection. Used to protect against evil eye, a malicious stare believed to be able to cause illness, death, or just general unluckiness, hamsas often contain an eye symbol.
Intricately detailed brass plated Hamsa Pendant. Measures 19mm x 9mm.
Lead & Nickel Free Pewter.
Made in the USA by TierraCast.