Fist Amulet

Bronze amulet in the form of a fisted hand, with the thumb thrust between the index and middle fingers. The top features a loop hole for suspension. The fisted hand, usually with the thumb between or on top of the index and middle fingers, was a magical symbol used to ward off any curses from the evil eye.

Provenience: Tomb 30, Northern Cemetery

Date: 300-400 C.E.

Height: 3 cm

Object Number: 29-108-248

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