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Morocco, "Khamsat (mains) ciselées motifs" (Collection Bouvier © Marc Bouvier)

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Metal decorations/charms from the back of an Evenk shaman’s coat from a Tomsk State University museum collection. The figures represent the shaman’s helping spirits.

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Koryak reindeer herders' idols protect the owner's reindeer. Koryakia Kamchatka, Siberia, Russia.

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Amulets from the Lovett Collection Credit: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. (L0069255)

"Miracles & Charms," Exhibition, The Wellcome Collection

Late 19th century bone spiral eel pendant from Palmerston north Region. Given as a lucky charm to Bruce Beale Captain and adjutant at the Boer war 1902 before he left NZ Bruce lived to 99 years old

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Necklace with 8 small amulets. Against witchcraft and the evil eye

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Tyet or Isis Knot, designed as reed bundle loop for mooring ships to shore. Used in Ancient Egypt as birthing amulet and grave ornament. Often wielded by Tawaret, hippo-croc-lion underworld goddess. The Ankh is an untied or loosened Tyet knot. It identifies an immortal soul who can ascend with Ra at dawn in solar barque having untied the mooring loop that binds it to the material plane.

Tour Egypt :: The Tyet Symbol (Isis knot, Blood of Isis)

Africa | A collection of Tuareg Crosses. Niger. | Tuareg crosses, now worn by women as pendants around the neck, were originally worn by men, passed down from father to son when the boy reached puberty | Most of the cross designs are named after oasis towns or mountains between Agadez in Niger and the Hoggar Mountains in the north, with the Agadez (Tuareg capital) being the best known of all the crosses.

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Romano-Celtic, c. 2nd-1st century BC. Beautiful small bronze crescent amulet. Raised circular and pellet design, traces of original blue and white enamel on surfaces. 19.5 mm (3/4")

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Sumerian Sheep Amulet - Origin: Mesopotamia Circa: 3500 BC to 2500 BC

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Marapai Charm with bag. Papuan Gulf.

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Woven amulet from the Maprik region. Mud and pigment encrusted. - Abelam - Maprik, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region

Abelam Maprik Amulet Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea Art

Glazed djed pillar Egypt, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC Djed pillars were among the amulets most commonly placed on mummies. They were used to represent the abstract concept of stability. The pillars were also associated with the god Osiris and were said to represent his backbone. The spell in the Book of the Dead associated with them calls out to the god: 'Raise yourself up Osiris! You have your backbone once more. O weary-hearted One; you have your vertebrae!' British Museum

Glazed djed pillar

This obsidian phallus from Mongolia dates back to 5,000 BC and is almost 11" long, sans testes.

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Viking Horse Pendant with Amulets, 10th-12th Century ADAn...


Africa | Bone pendants from the Sidama peoples of Ethiopia | ca. 20th century

Galerie Bruno Mignot + 33 (0)9 502 702 88 - Galerie Bruno Mignot

Roman Votive Ear Panel, 1st-3rd century AD. Made from marble with a Greek inscription “”IAEICEYXHN”“(?). Votive offerings were presented to a god, sometimes either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one. They were made in the shape of the afflicted body part – in this case a person’s ears so the owner of these ears may have had hearing problems or an ear infection. Ear votives may also have been given in the hopes that the god may “listen” to their requests in earnest.

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hand of fatima, hamsa - apartmentf15

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Talismanic shirt made from fine linen or cotton decorated by ornaments and verses from Koran, 2nd quarter of 16th century. Museum Topkapi (Istanbul)

Extant originals - Ottomans, Talismanic Shirt

Divination book | pustaha laklak] In distinctive folding bark books, Batak shamans [datu] record charms, prophesies and magic formulae, illuminated with protective schematic motifs and creatures. To preserve the magic and power of the practitioners, a book’s contents are usually only decipherable by the priest who wrote them. During some rites, manuscripts may be unfolded and draped over the shoulder of the datu as an amulet.

LIFE DEATH and MAGIC - LEARN MORE| | Divination book [pustaha laklak]

two old Ethiopian bone pendants Early 1900s

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Magic Power Figure (Nkisi), before 1892 Kongo Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France

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Spiderwoman amulet. Spiro Mound, Oklahoma

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Laba Sano Nigeria, Yoruba Diviner's Bag (Beaded bags such as this Laba Sano, were used by the Yoruba ritual specialists, especially Ifa designers and Sango priests)

Totem Gallery | Books & Collections Sample Gallery

Season Of The Witch - A Southern Gothic Tale

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