Amuletic skull cap with printed pictures of religious nature, used to cure convulsions in child, from Tyrol, Austrian, 1860-1920
Placed on the head of a child, this linen skull cap was believed to cure convulsions caused, perhaps, by epilepsy. The printed illustrations show Mary and Jesus being visited by the Magi (Three Wise Men), St Valentine in a glass tomb and a monk praying.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- furnishing and equipment
- cap - headgear
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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