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Witch ball consisting of a hand blown glass ball of multicolours, with a brown thread for suspension.

Details

witch ball
33.63
Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  witch ball
object name (local):  glass witch ball, varigated colours
object name:  witch ball

Place
London Colney, Hertfordshire, England, UK, British Isles, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made or collected:  London Colney 
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
glass; cotton; wood
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (inside the ball at the end of the suspension loop)
material: glass (overall)
material: cotton (suspension loop)
Measurements
overall: 98.43 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 98.43 mm

Provenance
donor:  Wright, A. R., A. R.  Undefined - 1933
agent:  Wright, Mrs  Undefined - 1933

Use
to hang in a window to repel evil spirits


Related subjects
association: Witch balls (World Gallery - Display group)
object name: witch balls

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2018-06-28

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