|Translated title||The Hand. Protection and Jewelry in North Africa|
|Authors & Curators||
Richard Bachinger, Helga Exler.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1981. 48 pp., illustrations: 49 b&w, 21.5 × 22 cm. German.
Galerie Exler & Co. (1–30 November 1981)
The hamsa and other amulets from North Africa. Concise introductory essay discusses the symbolism of the hand, the hand and the hamsa, dating and localizing metal hamsas, the meanings of various symbols, etc. Numerous examples pictured, two of which are identified as being Jewish: a kabbalistic Judeo-Arabic amulet (p. 27) and a hamsa lamp hanger (p. 35). Basic listing. 130 items.
Hamsas, lamp hangers