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magic powder

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1986,06.332.j

  • Description

    "Magic" powder, in a paper envelope stapled inside a plastic bag; powder for ritual use. On the front of the envelope: "Legitimo Polvo DE GALLINA NEGRA Contra Mal de Ojo" and an image of a rooster. Written on back of envelope: "POLVO DE Gallina Negra Contra Malefícios, Enemigos y Salaciones. Retira todo lo que Ud. repudie Vicios y Mala Suerte. Es muy Efectivo Trae Suerte y Salud"

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  • Date

    • 1980s
  • Production place

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10 centimetres
    • Width: 6 centimetres
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1986

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1986,06.332.j

"Magic" powder, in a paper envelope stapled inside a plastic bag; powder for ritual use. On the front of the envelope: "LEGITIMO POLVO DE LA MANO MAS PODEROSA" and an im age of a hand with a saint? standing on each finger. Written on the back of the envelope: "LEGITIMO POLVO DE LA MANO MAS PODEROSA 
Use este polvo diariamente puesto en sus manos diciendo con toda FE esta ORACION, Tú que has sufrido no me abandones extiéndeme Señor la protección de tu mano para que pueda ver realizados mis deseos siempre cargo en mi poder la Imagen de la Mano.Clavada simbolo dela Bondad y Gran Poder; para alcanzar tu bendición, Amen.
Pregunte aquí por la reliquia estampada de la mano poderosa cubierta en mica: No la confunda."

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"Magic" powder, in a paper envelope stapled inside a plastic bag; powder for ritual use. On the front of the envelope: "LEGITIMO POLVO DE LA MANO MAS PODEROSA" and an im age of a hand with a saint? standing on each finger. Written on the back of the envelope: "LEGITIMO POLVO DE LA MANO MAS PODEROSA Use este polvo diariamente puesto en sus manos diciendo con toda FE esta ORACION, Tú que has sufrido no me abandones extiéndeme Señor la protección de tu mano para que pueda ver realizados mis deseos siempre cargo en mi poder la Imagen de la Mano.Clavada simbolo dela Bondad y Gran Poder; para alcanzar tu bendición, Amen. Pregunte aquí por la reliquia estampada de la mano poderosa cubierta en mica: No la confunda."

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