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Evil Eye amulet / Nazar Boncugu
Asia: Bahrain
glass; fabric; card
Amulet: 90 mm; bag: 149 mm x 103 mm; card: 100 mm x 84 mm

Middle Eastern protective eye symbol comprising, on the front, four not quite concentric rings of black, light blue, white and dark blue glass, the outer ring being by far the widest. Together with a black fabric bag with tasselled draw string bearing the branding of a major law firm in silver-coloured lettering, plus an explanatory card.


Gift of Ms Julie Alexander, 2014

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