Found Collection No. 159 14k Mano Cornuto - Rock On Charm Necklace
Vintage 14k yellow gold Mano Cornuto (or Rock on!) pendant on a brand new 16" 14k yellow gold chain.
The mano cornuto is an Italian amulet of ancient origin. Mano means "hand" and corno means "horn." The charm represents a hand gesture in which the index and little fingers are extended while the middle and ring fingers are curled into the palm. The reference is to the horned head of an animal.
Whether made as an apotropaic gesture or worn as an amulet, the mano cornuto is used for magical protection against the evil eye. In this it resembles other hand gestures and hand images that ward off evil, including the hamsa hand, the eye-in-hand, the mano fico (fig hand), and the interlocked thumb gesture. A regionally popular amulet, it is primarily found in Italy and in America among descendents of Italian immigrants.
CONDITION: This charm is in very good vintage condition.
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