Ceramic pendant, Russia, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in Russia
maker:
Unknown

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Ceramic pendant in metal mount, depicts 2 saints on 1 side, worn by a Russian soldier during First World War

The pendant shows two unknown saints. It was believed that saints could protect and intercede on a person’s behalf. It would have been worn on a chain or a piece of leather. This pendant was worn by a Russian soldier during the First World War, probably as a lucky charm.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A79981
Materials:
ceramic and metal
type:
amulet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Lovett, E.