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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
amulet, sword
Date made
20th century
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
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0325
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0325
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Sword-shaped Amulet
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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