Amulet and charm to protect against plague, German, 1690-1710.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Amulet and charm to protect against plague, German, 1690-1710.

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Description

Until recent centuries, plague was a constant fear amongst Europeans. This Christian amulet, comprising saintly pictures, metal pendants, seeds and wax seals folded within a printed Latin prayer script and folded into a rectangular packet, would have been carried as personal protection against the disease.
 

Image Ref.

10416277
 

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