Amulet, whelk shell with reversed spiral

Made:
1850-1920 in London

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Amulet, whelk shell with reversed spiral, rare, carried to promote good health by a Billingsgate fish porter, London, England, 1850-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A666095
type:
shells folk medicine (general) and amulets, folk medicine (general) and shells
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust