Amuletic thong belt with rings holding bells, teet

Made:
1880-1925

Amuletic thong belt with rings holding bells, teeth and nut at ends, said to protect against skin diseases, from Sudan, 1880-1925

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A652664
Materials:
iron, leather, nut, teeth
type:
protective amulets folk medicine (protection), folk medicine (protection), protective amulets
credit:
Gayer-Anderson
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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