277 – Mummified hand

Physical description:
Mummified hand (Egyptian?).
Museum classification:
Spells & Charms
Information:

It is unclear which of Cecil Williamson's Object Labels (CWOLC) refer to this object:

CWOLC 10221 reads: 'The left hand taken from a mummy of and Egyptian priest. The highly prized possession of [Crossed out words, indiscernible] MARCUS MOLESWORTH sorcerer and black magician who had rooms in BROMPTON ROAD. LONDON. 1927.'

Another, which may relate to this object readsOriginal text by Cecil Williamson: 'This mouldering hand belonged to a whole line of witches, all of whom claimed that with its aid they could work all kinds of magic, so much for hearsay. What I do know is that the last working witch who as its owner sought to exploit the power latent in this hand, came up against an unexpected and disturbing factor, as she said. "the damn thing has a will of its own - it has refused to do what I tell it". Well, well - we live in a strange world, the hand and the witch could not hit it off, so it was passed to the W.R.C. [Witchcraft Research Centre] it has been with me for twenty six years. During that time peace, apart from one major disturbance when the hand was in a storage warehouse which it did not like.'

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Organic
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.

It is unclear which of Cecil Williamson's Object Labels (CWOLC) refer to this object:

CWOLC 10221 reads: 'The left hand taken from a mummy of and Egyptian priest. The highly prized possession of [Crossed out words, indiscernible] MARCUS MOLESWORTH sorcerer and black magician who had rooms in BROMPTON ROAD. LONDON. 1927.'

Another, which may relate to this object readsOriginal text by Cecil Williamson: 'This mouldering hand belonged to a whole line of witches, all of whom claimed that with its aid they could work all kinds of magic, so much for hearsay. What I do know is that the last working witch who as its owner sought to exploit the power latent in this hand, came up against an unexpected and disturbing factor, as she said. "the damn thing has a will of its own - it has refused to do what I tell it". Well, well - we live in a strange world, the hand and the witch could not hit it off, so it was passed to the W.R.C. [Witchcraft Research Centre] it has been with me for twenty six years. During that time peace, apart from one major disturbance when the hand was in a storage warehouse which it did not like.'