Silver amulet in the form of a crescent moon

Made:
1701-1830

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Silver amulet, in the form of a crescent moon, with face in profile, and topped by a bow, worn as protection against the evil eye, Neapolitan, 18th or early 19th centuries, marked

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641849
type:
amulet
taxonomy:
credit:
Alford, V.