Stuffed "princely Mastigure" lizard amulet

Made:
1881-1900
maker:
Unknown

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Stuffed "princely Mastigure" lizard with amuletic inscription on underbelly, hung over entrance door as protection against the "evil eye", North African, 1851-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A651044
type:
lizards and ethnography (african), zoology (animals) ethnography (african), lizards and zoology (animals)
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust