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Hand of Fatima

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€260,00 EUR
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€260,00 EUR
Jewel made entirely by hand by the Italian craftsman Gianmarco Fontana. Pendant made of 925 silver, which is part of the "ANCIENTS" collection depicting the hand of Fatima.

The Hand of Miriam or Hand of Fatima, for Muslims, also known throughout the world as Hamsa or Khamsa (in Arabic: ﺧﻤﺴـة, meaning the number "five"), is a characteristic amulet of religions, Muslim and Christian d east that replaced the figure of Miriam for that of the Virgin Mary, very common in the Middle East and North Africa.
For the Jews it is the Hand of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah. It also symbolizes the fifth letter of the alphabet, He, which represents one of God's names.
Currently Miriam's Hand is also popular as a decorative object in pendants, key chains or home decorations. Jewish prayers are often inscribed there, such as the Shema, the Birkat HaBayit (Blessing of the house) or the Tefilat HaDerech (Prayer of the traveler).
The Hand of Fatima was also a symbol of freedom for Muslims. The story describes a woman named Fatima who sacrificed her hand to be released.