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Bidding Information
Lot #    34888
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:33:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Amulet
Title (Hebrew)    קמיע
Author    [Kabbalah]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1950's
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Poster, 348:248 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Wall poster for the home containing several Kabbalistic amulets for protection and prosperity. The amulet contains mysterious Kabbalistic letters; inscriptions of the Al-mighty's names in various formats.

Amulets are frequently mentioned in talmudic literature. The term used is kame'a or kami'a (pl. kemi'ot or kemi'in), a word whose origin is obscure. The written kame'a was a parchment inscribed with one or more quotations from a variety of sources, including the Scriptures (cf. Shab. 61b). Later amulets were inscribed with quotations relevant to their specific purpose. The text of the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24–26) was considered effective against the "evil eye." Permutations and combinations of the letters of the different names of G-d were frequently used; names of angels were also very common. Amulets subsequently merged with the Kabbalah and came to be known as "practical Kabbalah." Many mystical texts, such as the Sefer Yezirah and the Sefer Razi'el, contain instructions for the preparation of amulets and other charms, for a variety of purposes.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
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