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‘Ambousta’ (case) round silver case

The second ReInHerit performance

A small round silver case, also known as an 'abusta', with a chain, which was used as a pendant in the 19th century. This particular jewel was used as a talisman, which can be seen from its decoration. In addition to the floral decoration with the central eight-petalled flower on the front, the reverse has an engraved six-pointed star, while the second chain ends in a hook with an engraved female figure. The use of both the six-pointed star and the human face was very common in folk art as symbols to ward off evil.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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