Carved green stone amuletic figure

Made:
1701-1910
maker:
Unknown
Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments. From left to right and front to back: Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a

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Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments. From left to right and front to back:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Carved green stone amuletic figure, said to be invoked for stomach pains, slightly chipped, from Middle East, 1701-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A156286
type:
figurine
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust