Vintage Horned Hand Charm / Amulet circa 1960-70's
Vintage Horned Hand Charm / Amulet circa 1960-70’s
COMPOSITION: 14K Gold, acid tested & marked
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent
WEIGHT: 1.4 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1″ without jump ring
Vintage protective amulet charm recently purchased from a local estate circa 1960-70’s. Crafted of fine 14K gold depicting the corna or horned hand (right hand) in a three-dimensional design with excellent detail. Also used for the Bulls basket ball team or “Rock On” gesture. Excellent estate condition with minimal wear. Comes with the attached jump ring to easily add to your charm bracelet or wear as a pendant. Pictured as received with original patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost. Coin pictured for size comparison.
The corna or horned hand is used to guard yourself against the Evil Eye. In ancient times, bulls were often seen as protective deities, so turning the bull’s horns against an enemy was a way of keeping the curse at bay.
On a similar note, in South America, if you have the horn sign held up and twist it back and forth, it’s known as “lagarto” or Lizard Gesture. Similar to the old superstition “Knock on wood,” it’s thought that by doing this you can protect yourself from any bad mojo that might occur after someone utters the taboo word “culebra,” or snake.
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