religious/ritual equipment / milagro
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Charm (milagro in Spanish) (one of eleven); made of metal; in the form of human figure with loop at top for hanging; orange silk ribbon threaded through loop.
- Made in: Mexico
- (Americas,North America,Mexico)
- Height: 3 centimetres
- Width: 1.5 centimetres
These charms can be bought outside churches. When a person is in need of something, they buy a charm in the shape of their need (for example, car, house, animal, etc.). See Sayer, Chloë. Arts and Crafts of Mexico. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990 plate 56 p. 61.
1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum
Objects collected during the 1970s by Chloë Sayer and Marcos Ortiz. They were exhibited in 1977-1978 at the Horniman Museum, and later acquired by the British Museum.
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Object reference number: ESA82141
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