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Turtle shaped amulet, North America, 1880-1920
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Decorated with beading, this turtle-shaped amulet made from animal hide is thought to contain an umbilical cord. The amulet was worn by girls until they reached puberty to ward of illness. In many Native American belief systems, turtles were thought to look after women's diseases. maker: Sioux people Place made: Great Plains
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Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
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