Orange amulet in metal mount

Made:
1900-1920
maker:
Unknown

Bright orange, plastic amulet in cheap metal mount, "tongue" shaped, rubbed on children' s gums to prevent toothache, from Suffolk, English, 1900-1920

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A666112
Materials:
alloy and celluloid
type:
pendants folk medicine (therapy) and amulets, folk medicine (therapy) and pendants
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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