Medicine man's amuletic necklace, Apache, United States.

Whicher, Adrian

Medicine man's amuletic necklace, Apache, United States.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

The necklace is threaded with glas beads and teeth, with some of the teeth at the bottom of the necklace still in the upper jaw bone. An amulet is a personal ornament which, because of its shape, material, or colour, is believed to endow its wearer with certain powers or capabilities and offer protection from evil or illnes. The Ancient Egyptians often used amulets to protect themselves against disease. The Egyptian words for 'amulet' come primarily from words meaning 'to guard' or 'protect' and also 'well being'.

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