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Collection of 9 Coral "Sign of the Horns" Hands

Collection of 9 Coral "Sign of the Horns" Hands

$950.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

A lot of 9 hand-caved coral hands, each displaying the Sign of the Horns. In many cultures - including Hindu, Buddhist, and Mediterranean - the sign is apotropaic, used to ward off evil spirits. In Italy it must be made with the fingers pointed down, otherwise it becomes an offensive gesture... Obviously in more recent times the sign has been adopted by the heavy metal movement under the name "maloik."

STONES 

Coral

MEASUREMENTS 

Range from 2.0cm to 1.5cm in length

WEIGHT 

6.0g

CONDITION 

Excellent

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