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Watchful Hamsa

Mixed-Media Painting

Created by Chana Zelig
Acrylic paint (hand-made paint from dry pigment and polymer), coarse sand, glass beads, and gold leaf on canvas. A Hamsa is an amulet in the shape of an open hand that is said to bring divine protection. Originating in the Middle East, its name is derived from the Hebrew and Arabic words for five. This hamsa is inscribed with the biblical verse, "God will protect your going and coming, now and forever." On gallery-wrapped canvas with painted sides.

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