Amuleto en Forma de Espada

Description
This 20th century protective amulet takes the form of a sword. Amulets like this are worn with the belief that they ward off evil, danger, or bad luck, and provide strength and reassurance to the wearer.
Description (Spanish)
Amuleto de protección del siglo XX en forma de espada. Estos amuletos se portan bajo la creencia de que previenen contra el mal, el peligro o la mala suerte y de que otorgan fortaleza y convicción a quien las lleva.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
wood; paint; metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 9.5 cm x 38.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 15 3/16 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0325
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0325
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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