The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Every synagogue in Morocco was filled with memorial lamps hanging from the ceiling of the structure. There were different forms in different areas, some from varying materials such as brass or silver. The brass lamps were almost always connected to the ceiling by way of a hanging device in the form of the hamsa. This is an example of that form. This example is not of cast brass, as are most, but rather is fashioned from sheet brass, cut and chased.