Figa Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k GoldFiga Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k GoldFiga Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k GoldFiga Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k GoldFiga Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k GoldFiga Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k Gold

ITEM: Vintage 14k Gold Amethyst Figa Charm

COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow Gold, Acid tested

CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good

WEIGHT: 1.8 Grams

MEASUREMENT: 1 1/4" X 5/16"

MARKS: VIP. Acid tested to 14k standard.

COMMENTS: Craved of amethyst, you can see each individual finger in this Figa charm. There is a gold cap and bail so it can be worn as a pendant or added to a charm bracelet. Circa 1980's. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age.

The mano fico, also called figa, is an Italian amulet of ancient origin. Examples have been found from the Roman era, and it was also used by the Etruscans. Mano means "hand" and fico or figa means "fig," In some areas of the world, the gesture is considered a good luck charm; in others (including France, Greece, Russia, and Turkey among others), it is considered an obscene gesture. The precise origin of the gesture is unknown, but many historians speculate that it refers to female genitalia. In ancient Greece, this gesture was a fertility and good luck charm designed to ward off evil. This usage has survived in Portugal and Brazil, where carved images of hands in this gesture are used in good luck talismans.

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ITEM ID
rb #1976
ITEM SIZE
N/A
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Gold, 14K Gold
STONE
Amethyst
COLOR
Gold, Purple

Figa Hand / Mano Fico Vintage Charm / Amulet Carved Amethyst 14k Gold

$225

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