Amuletic bracelet made from twisted wire and beads

Made:
1880-1925
maker:
Unknown

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

Amuletic bracelet of twisted wire and blue and brown beads, said to bring luck and ward of rheumatism, South African, 1880-1925

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A160806
Materials:
beads, glass, iron, wire
type:
bracelet - jewelry
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Sothebys

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