Amulet necklace, consisting of shell chain threaded with horn tips and blue bead bags, west Africa, 1880-1920
An amulet necklace strung with horn tips and blue beaded leather bags. It is common to put medicine in an animal horn, and necklace charms are often worn around the neck as protection against illness and ill fortune.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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overall (laid flat): 20 mm x 195 mm x 365 mm, .052 kg
- furnishing and equipment
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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