Large Malachite And Gold Higa Jewel
The malachite and realistically modelled with the thumb between the first two fingers surmounted by a gold cap embellished with cabochon cut semi-precious stones, length 80mm including loop. Weight: 41gr. A higa jewel (sometimes known as a figa) demonstrates a gesture associated with fertility and historically was believed to protect the wearer against witchcraft.
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