Buckskin amulet in the form of a tortoise

Made:
United States
maker:
Sioux people
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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.

Buckskin amulet, in the form of a tortoise, likely to contain umbilical cord, decorated with bead-work, Sioux, U.S.A

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A190725
Materials:
complete, glass, human remains and leather
type:
amulet
taxonomy:
credit:
Glendining