Post Medieval Bellarmine jar
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actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Post Medieval Bellarmine jar


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17th century stoneware Bartmann jug (also known as a Bellarmine) made in Frechen, Germany. It has been re-used as a witch bottle. It was found with a heart-shaped piece of felt pierced with pins and eleven nails inside. This would have been a charm to prevent witchcraft. The bottle is decorated with a bearded face mask on the neck and a rosette medallion on the body.




1500 AD - 1700 AD

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