Hamsa, or the Hand of Fatima

An original painting of a Hamsa, or the Hand of Fatima. Measures 6 inches by 8 inches.
15 cm by 20 cm. Acrylic on canvas and varnished.  In my Etsy shop.
The Hamsa is for protection.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/281427164/hamsa-or-the-hand-of-fatima-original?ref=shop_home_active_1

From wiki:  The Hamsa hand (Arabic) or Hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean “five” and refer to the digits on the hand.The Hamsa (Arabic: خمسةKhamsah, Hebrew: חַמְסָה‎, also romanized khamsa), is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewellery and wall hangings.   Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol originated in Punic Carthage, modern-day Tunisia, and was associated with the Goddess Tanit.
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About alicemason1

I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. www.art-retreat-spain.com My Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliceMasonArtist
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