The Figa has its roots in ancient Etruscan Italy. In the ensuing millennia, it has been used to symbolize fertility, to invoke various goddesses, and to protect against evil. During colonization in the 17th century, it washed up on the shores of South America and became a symbol of good luck in Brazil and Peru, used to ward away the "evil eye". In ancient times it was worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility and good times.
This substantial Figa has very detailed carving on creamy peach coral, and the articulation of the fingers is very impressive! The 14 karat gold end cap has a bale so you can put it on a chain. These charms are so fun to wear in multiples - do check out the other Figas in our collection! We say, the more protection, the better!
Dimensions: 55mma x 20mm
Weight: 15.1 grams
Materials: 14K gold, coral
Metal: 14K gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition ith some minor dents to the large gold cap