Mano Fico (Fig) Hand Amulet Pendant
This pendant consists of a pewter hand amulet in the Mano Fico (Fig) gesture on a chain.
These protection charms are still very popular in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Italy, but date back at least to Roman times. Some scholars think they originated in ancient Carthage. The Museum has several in its collection, including one from Roman-era Egypt.
Made in Cornwall specially for the Museum. The amulet is approximately 2.5cm (1″) tall. Boxed.