Hamsa’s exact origins are unknown. A universal sign of protection, the image is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts and in the Buddha‘s gesture (mudrā) of teaching and protection. It is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad‘s daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the mother of Jesus. Following its incorporation into Jewish tradition via its widespread use in the Islamic world, it was also renamed the hand of Miriam, sister of Moses.
size: 5.6" x 5.6" x 8.4" tall