Amuletic necklace, West Africa, 1880-1920

Amuletic necklace, West Africa, 1880-1920.
An amuletic necklace made of horn, claw, nuts and metal, strung together on a leather thong. It is common to put medicine in an animal horn, and necklace charms are often worn around the neck as protection against illness and ill fortune.
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
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