Buckle amulet for protection of a woman giving birth and her baby, Persia, circa 1850.
Punched silver, and engraved. The Amulet was most probably used as a belt buckle or worn on the shoulder.
Engraved in Hebrew with verses and various Kabbalistic inscriptions.
Amulets protected the wearer, his family and possessions from natural disaster, spells and evil spirits. The power of amulets lay in the names and formulas of the Divine Name inscribed on them.
H 2.76 in. x W 3.55 in. x D 0.4 in.
H 7 cm x W 9 cm x D 1 cm