Search by Cures and Contents
This page allows you to focus your search by concentrating on either
the condition the amulets were meant to cure or their physical form. Browse
through the following lists to see what interests you or, if you would prefer
to search the collection the visually, go to the gallery.
The first set of links is organized by the condition that the amulets
were said to cure or the powers from which they were meant to protect the
wearer. These subjects indicate the fears that the people of the time
faced. From this list you can see that in this culture people feared both
physical things, such as coughs, as well as mystical forces such as the
This second set of links is organized by the materials that were
inside of the amulets and by those from which they were made. This list indentifies what materials the society found to be valuable and significant and also those that were common in the country. In most cases the valuable or powerful materials were place
d inside of the amulets.