3621 – Sea-worn glass belonging to Julia Pearce
- Physical description:
- A small piece of amber-coloured sea-worn glass, roughly heart-shaped.
- Museum classification:
- Modern Witchcraft
- 23 x 22 x 8
Part of a collection of objects that belonged to Julia Pearce.
Unusual objects found on the seashore are traditionally regarded as gifts from the spirits of the sea. Heart-shapes not only symbolise love but are also associated with protection.
See, for example, the heart-shaped oyster shell amulet used for protection against fire, 721, and the mermaid's purse, 533.