Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Amulet Necklace for Protection of a Pregnant Woman and Her Child – Baby-shaped Pendants – Kurdistan / Iran

Opening: $500
Sold for: $750
Including buyer's premium

Necklace of amulets to protect a pregnant woman and her child. Iranian Kurdistan or Iran, [late 19th or early 20th century].
Silver, cast and engraved; blue and red ceramic beads; seashell; bells.
Necklace for protection of a pregnant woman and her child. Includes large, round pendant with names of G-d; two doll-like pendants (baby figure constructed from colored beads and seashell); two triangular pendants; two cylindrical pendants (amulet cases); and bells.
Length: 40 cm.
References: Jews of Kurdistan: Lifestyle, Tradition, and Art, p. 182; Feuchtwanger Collection, item nos. 819, 823; Jewish Life in Art and Tradition, pp. 66, 71.
Provenance: The Willi Lindwer Collection.

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Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art