Amuleto en Forma de Espada


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.

Date Made: 20th century

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

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Puerto Rico


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0325Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0325

Object Name: amulet, sword

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


Record Id: nmah_601206

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