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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.


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

Related subjects
association: Health and Healing
object name: protective charms
object name: gloves

Record created 2000-11-29 by CLISTER
Record last updated 2018-06-28 by XGVIEWS

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