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Dad's Luck (mezuzah)
sterling silver, fine silver, lucky objects found in my Dad's office; 6 1/2" x 3" x 1/2"
photographed by Doug Yaple

This mezuzah (amulet for the door post of the home) was created out of good luck objects found in my father's office after he passed away. I have always held that one of the origins of the mezuzah was to act as an amulet, much like a Hamsa, Blue Eye, or Good Luck Charm.

This work was made possible in part by a Fellowship from the Boise State University Arts and Humanities Institute.