Mano cornuta, or ‘horned hand’ amulet in the form of a brown leather glove with white stitching, stuffed with pink wool to resemble a gloved hand. Wrist is bound with a cotton thread to attach a twisted and knotted loop of string by which to hang it. Glove is fashioned so that the thumb, index and little fingers are pointing up, and the middle two fingers are sewn down into the palm. Used as a charm against bad luck.
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glove; protective charm
1 item (description level: whole)
- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: glove; protective charm
object name: glove
- Italy, Western Europe, Europe
- Additional place information
made or collected: Italy
- Date made
- late 19th or early 20th century
- Additional date information
date made: late 19th or early 20th century
- Materials & techniques
- leather; wool; plant fibre; cotton
- Additional material & technique information
material: cotton (binding)
material: leather (glove)
material: plant fibre (string)
material: wool (stuffing)
- overall: 51 g
- Additional measurement information
overall: 51 g
- Record created 2000-11-29 by CLISTER
- Record last updated 2018-06-28 by XGVIEWS
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