Amuletic pendant

Made:
100 BCE -1900 in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown

Small pendant amulet consisting of foetus-like shell in silver mount, said to be fertility charm, in display box with other amulets, possibly Roman, from Italy, 100BC-1900

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A67833
Materials:
shell, silver
type:
pendant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Arte Antica e Moderna

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