649 – Dried Orange and frame

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Dried Orange and frame
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Dried orange, inscribed with symbols, letters and numbers in black ink. Threaded on a red cord with a string-like tassel, hung inside a wooden frame. Labe on frame includes name Maria Ruth Heymans and the words “Erotische magie”, maning ‘erotical magic’ Label in full: “Marie Ruth Heymans, geb 21 12 1896, overleden 16. 6. 1962. No 2039mag. Erotische magie: Holst, Twenthe. Aant VIII: 653.” On the orange itself is what looks like the date 1915. Wooden frame probably later addition. ‘MRH, born 21121896, deceased 16061962. No 2039mag. Erotical magic: Holst, Twente (in the east of the Netherlands).