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About this object

  • ID:

    18013a

  • Production date:

    17th century; c.1670

  • Location:

    In Store

  • 17th century stoneware Bartmann jug (also known as a Bellarmine) made in Frechen, Germany. It has been re-used as a witch bottle. It was found with a heart-shaped piece of felt pierced with pins and eleven nails inside. This would have been a charm to prevent witchcraft. The bottle is decorated with a bearded face mask on the neck and a rosette medallion on the body.

  • Measurements

    H 224 mm; DM (neck) 41 mm; DM (body) 130 mm; DM (base) 69 mm

  • Materials

    ceramic; stoneware

  • Last Updated

    2020-05-28

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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