People everywhere face illness, injury and disease, and all cultures value health and healing. These universal concerns and the different understandings of the causes and meanings of illness are revealed through the Horniman collections: from amulets, charms and even tattooing instruments that protect against misfortune and disease, to medicines and shamanic or magical equipment used in healing.
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- Record created 2013-05-18
- Record last updated 2019-01-21
- Theme: Collections People Stories Project:
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. More information on the objects listed on our website.
This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be some errors. The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us.