Amulet shaped like cowrie shell

Made:
200-200
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze pendant amuletic, shaped like cowrie shell, probably erotic symbol, in display box with others, probably Roman,
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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.

Group of various amulets, used to prevent/cure various diseases & ailments. From left to right and front to back:
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© 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
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© 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

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A67802
type:
pendant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Arte Antica e Moderna

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