Tooled leather amuletic case, Sudanese, c. 1890-1920.

Made:
1890-1920 in Sudan and North Africa

Tooled leather amuletic case on twisted leather thong, square box (oblong in section) with cross-hatched tooled decoration on front

Tooled leather amuletic case on twisted leather thong, from Sudan, c. 1890-1920. The square case, with cross-hatched tooled decoration on front, probably contains a protective charm for ward off headaches, written on paper, folded up and sealed within.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A45639
type:
protective amulets protective amulets folk medicine (protection), cases, folk medicine (protection), protective amulets
credit:
Anderson, R.G.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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