Urartu civilization. Pectoral and gold medallion decorated w
Urartu civilization. Pectoral and gold medallion decorated with reliefs. The pectoral depicts the image of god Haldi on the throne and his wife Arubani. The madaillon, a seated goddess. From Tushpa or Toprakkale. 7th century B.C. Turkey. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco
Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco. Note the primitive-form Hamsa (Fatima's hand) amulet, worn throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history. The Hamsa is believed to provide defence against the evil eye. Date: circa 1920
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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