Galvanic brooch of black vulcanite, with cherub ho

Made:
1870-1920 in Oxford Street

Galvanic brooch of black vulcanite, with cherub holding fistfuls of lightning on one side and on the reverse, inset copper plate with eight electric bolts radiating from a central object (fist? lightbulb?). Two holes drilled all the way through, as if for mounting. Identical to A106003 and A602783, similar to A602795. Made in Oxford Street, London, 1870-1920.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A124306
Materials:
copper, vulcanite
type:
plaques, folk medicine (general), representation magnetic materials, amulets, folk medicine (general), plaques, representation
credit:
Woods, C.H.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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