Amulet shaped like cowrie shell

Made:
200-200
Bronze pendant amuletic, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman, Bronze pendant amuletic, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman, Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments. From left to right and front to back: Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a

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Bronze pendant amuletic, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Bronze pendant amuletic, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments. From left to right and front to back:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments and bring good fortune. In the centre is a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Bronze amuletic pendant, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman, from Italy, 200BC -200AD

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A67802
type:
pendant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Arte Antica e Moderna