Amulet for the Protection of Pregnant Women and Newborn Children (artist unknown). Amulets were crafted to protect pregnant women and newborn children from the powers of the evil Lilith, Adam’s mythical first wife. Mystical texts surround this image, written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Spanish.
Museum purchase, Bernard Kimmel Collection, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. Via The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.