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A rounded disc of amber with a flat section to one side, which is pierced. Amber was regarded as protective, and this object was worn by a lady as an ornamental charm with her chatelaine.

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amulet; pendant
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Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
classified as:  amulets
object name:  amulet
classified as:  pendants (neck ornaments (personal adornment))
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  pendant

Place
China, East Asia; Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  China 
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
amber; thread
Additional material & technique information
material: amber (overall)
material: thread (suspension loop)
Measurements
overall: 63 mm x 55 mm; overall: 22 g; overall including suspension loop: 82 mm x 54 mm x 12 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 22 g
overall including suspension loop: 82 mm x 54 mm x 12 mm
overall: 63 mm x 55 mm
Inscriptions
label:  Amulet of amber, a substance widely used in the old world for charms. .


Related subjects
related subject: Charms
theme: Health and Healing
material: amber
classified as: amulets
classified as: pendants (neck ornaments (personal adornment))
object name: protective charms
material: thread

Record created 2000-12-06 by CLISTER
Record last updated 2013-08-22 by ADOVE