A Moroccan Crescent Amulet
with Five Blue Beads
The crescent is one of the most well known amulet forms. This one incorporates other apotropaic devices such as blue beads, a common prophylactic for the evil eye. There are five, the apotropaic number, as well as five strands hanging from the crescent with five metal beads each.
This amulet was photographed in the Moroccan crafts store Marrakech Express. I am extremely grateful to them for letting me photograph everything in their store.