721 – Shell amulet in box

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Shell amulet in box
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caramel colored oyster shell with two hearts with their points touching. They are pierced by an arrow, painted white with 3 diamonds, one contains ‘T’ shape Letters AGLA in the hearts. Amulet is in a box Ex Libris: Laurentius Richel, Amsterdam.” Also longer label beginning “Musee des Sorciers” and containing the word “amulet” and the date “January: 1909.”
‘M.d.s., no. 1062-q-91: A. Amulet ter afwering van vuurgevaar {amulet for protection of fire]. Vlieland, january 1909@ Douwe de Jong, zie [see]: Folklore II: ‘cosumatum est’ mss.’