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Kate Cooper
Anybody know whether Carolingian Hand of God (here: 9th c Codex Aureus) and Hand of Fatima have a common origin?
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Mateusz Fafinski 12 Oct 17
I would say possibly: thru Jewish tradition into Late Antique art and further onto the West. Summarised by Haklili:
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Mateusz Fafinski 12 Oct 17
But she notes that there are differences in the way the hand is depicted so there might be a) diff source or b) slightly diff meaning
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Marg Bar France 12 Oct 17
Can you shed some light on it?
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Syedih 12 Oct 17
Hamsa, also known Khamsa (5) ,Hand of Fatima and Mariam,symbol found throughout N Africa & ME particularly within Islamic&Jewish faiths.
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Abdullah Pocius 12 Oct 17
probably all comes from roman pagansim
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