Bavarian Bone Figa
This old Bavarian bone figa has a visceral quality that brings the ancient symbol to life through a Victorian lens. The Mano Figa is a symbol that dates back thousands of years. The thumb, tucked between the pointer and middle finger represented fertility and womanly power, closely tied to the goddesses Luna and Venus. You can see it's a rather sexy gesture that wards against evil and brings out your feminine attributes and protects you against the evil eye.
Material: bone, sterling silver
Measurements: 1.25" L x .4" W
Age: C. 1870