Bezoar stone, from a goat, c. 1801-1920

Made:
1801-1920

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Lithofellic acid bezoar, from a goat, pale green, cylindrical, used as a remedy against many diseases, in original wooden box, labelled

Lithofellic acid bezoar stone, taken from a goat, c. 1801-1920. Bezoars are small stones which form in the stomachs or intestines of certain animals and were once thought to be antidotal. The name comes from an Arabic word meaning 'against all poison'. This example was probably used as a remedy against many diseases.

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Identifier:
A642502
type:
bezoar
taxonomy:
  • amulet

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