A miniature ceramic replica of a mandrake root, in a small glass bottle sealed with red wax.
Mandrake has been revered as a sacred and magical plant since ancient times. Mandrake roots often form a human-like shape, and contain powerful hallucinogenic chemicals. As a result they were viewed as a kind of spirit being, and were thought to bring good fortune
Part of our exclusive range of magic-related products based on objects in our collection.
Made for the Museum by Leon Cauchois, and inspired by our wonderful Striding Mandrake carved by the occultist Bob Richel.
Bottle height approx. 8.5cm (3.4″).
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