Fatima’s hand

An 18 carat gold pendant with a hidden compartment for perfume on the back and a hidden compartment inside with a miniature portrait of a man on ivory. The front symbolises the hand of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Mohammed, which wards off evil. The amulet is in the shape of five fingers, from which hang little tassels. Below the eye and a palmette two white Ibises sit on a semi-circle in which is a triangle. Embellished with rubies, turquoises and natural pearls.

First Egyptian Revival – just after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. England, circa 1870.


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