Large Granulated Silver Hirz Prayer Amulet from Yemen - Rita Okrent Collection (P757)

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Large Yemeni silver Hirz prayer amulet with three top bails.

Circa early to mid-1900's.

Weighs 83 grams. Measures 3.9 inches / 10 cm lengthwise, and 36 mm top to bottom including bails.

This amulet no longer opens, but would have contained protective or favorite prayers or verses. Likely to have been an element in a traditional wedding necklace or dowry.

Wonderful workmanship and excellent condition - a very special piece.

Pendant Item 757

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