Venice, Italy, c.1750
Silver, partly gilt, repousse
Such amulets were a part of every Italian Jewish home. They were hung
over the crib of a newly born infant. In many families this custom is
still followed. They often have representations of some of the Temple
implements. This example is unusual in that it contains an unidentified
family coat of arms whose main feature is a rampant lion.
cm, Width: 9.8 cm