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
Size:
23 x 22 x 8
Information:

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.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Glass