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Black and brown coloured holed stone threaded through with a length of short twine. Used as a charm against witches

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protective charm

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Additional names, titles, or classifications
common name:  holed stone against witches
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  protective charm

Yorkshire, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made or collected:  Yorkshire 

Materials & techniques
stone; string
Additional material & technique information
material: stone (charm)
material: string (suspension loop)
overall: 32 g; overall: 61 mm x 44 mm x 14 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 32 g
overall: 61 mm x 44 mm x 14 mm

vendor:  Lovett, Edward  sale 1912

Related subjects
theme: Health and Healing
object name (Horniman Ethno.): protective charms
material: stone
material: string

Record created 2000-01-22 by DRICE
Record last updated 2016-10-10 by XGVIEWS

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