Large glass bottle containing glass amulets, French, c 1870-1920.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Large glass bottle containing glass amulets, French, c 1870-1920.

Fernandes, Iris

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Large glass bottle containing glass amulets and religious symbols suspended from bulbs in holy water. Amulets have been used since ancient times to ward off evil spirits and protect their owners against disease. This bottle comes from the collections of the French anthropologist, Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821-1898).
 

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