The Maidens Hand Talisman with Halo - inspired by Victorian imagery - the Victorians’ conviction that hands contain meaning, represent idealizations and expectations of human form, worthy of immortalization in sculpture; they serve as an index of social anxieties, synecdochically drawing attention to bodies and desires; they emblematize socioeconomic status, showcasing the trappings of wealth and the hardship of poverty. As well as, the fashion of the age —both popular and “scientific”— practices as “palm reading”—could reveal an individual’s character and life trajectory. - “The hand, like the face, is indicative or representative of character” a very powerful talisman. Pictured here set with a black Spinel.
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