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Cloth amulet, Spain, 1800-1920

Science Museum, London

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This simple cloth amulet was worn around the neck and was said to protect the wearer from toothache, snake bites and rabies. The figure stitched into the cloth is a saint who believers would call on for protection against disease and cures for illness. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Spain



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