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Two Roman Period Lead Curse Anthropomorphic Amulets - Z.0750
Origin: Sinai, Egypt
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 4.25" (10.8cm) high x 1.75" (4.4cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Lead

Location: United States
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Centuries ago, someone buried these stylized figures with magic spells and ceremonial curses, in the hopes of bringing ruin upon some enemy. Their animosity must have been very strong: the arms and legs of the figures are twisted to suggest bound prisoners buried alive--a shameful death. There is no denying the fascination these odd objects--mementos of some long forgotten feud--still hold. We can only hope that time has dissipated the power of their magic. - (Z.0750)


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