a lizard’s leg, mounted in a silver cradle decorated with filigree and beading, suspended from a ropetwist loop.
Possibly German, c.1690
Spellbound, Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft
at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018-2019.
The talisman would most likely have been worn among a selection of other amulets on a chatelaine. It would have been prized for its magical properties, as protection against evil and for its perceived prophylactic benefits.
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