Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Brass hand, Iran, 1880-1925
1 of 1

Brass hand, Iran, 1880-1925, result 1 of 1

Item Details
Open Artstor
Available to everyone
Brass hand, Iran, 1880-1925
The fingers of this brass hand are inscribed in Arabic as an amulet to avert the ‘evil eye’. It was made in Persia (modern day Iran). The evil eye has been a widespread belief that some people can cause harm to others simply by looking at them in a certain way. This ‘look’ may be given deliberately, in an attempt to cause harm, or accidentally, perhaps because of feelings of envy. The harm may take the form of bad luck, illness or death. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Iran
ID Number
Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name

Now viewing Brass hand, Iran, 1880-1925