Eel skin amulet

Made:
1880-1940
Front image (A665597)Head of eel skin, amulet, length of skin folded, prepared by man at Brandon to tie round legs as

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Front image (A665597)Head of eel skin, amulet, length of skin folded, prepared by man at Brandon to tie round legs as
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Strip of eel skin rolled up and tied with cotton, amulet against cramp and rheumatism, English, 1880-1940

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A176922
type:
eel skin
taxonomy:
  • animal remains
  • fish remains
  • fish-skin
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust