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Evil Eye amulet / Nazar Boncugu
Asia: Bahrain
metal; glass
overall: 130 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. Set within a decorative metal open-work roundel plaque on which are mounted sixteen further glass representations of the eye. Hinged stand and hanging chain to reverse.


Gift of Ms Julie Alexander, 2014

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