fertility amulet

fertility amulet

An object made of wood, stone, metal or other substance, and believed to improve fertility. Often amulets are inscribed with magical characters and figures and are expected to invoke the help of great spirits associated with a culture or religion.
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I wonder if Claydon read her text: His Bifurcated Development suite, 2016, features a National Geographic cover printed on plywood (The Search for Early Man [Bifurcated]) paired with a phallic Roman-bronze fertility amulet (Survival Instinct [Bifurcated]).
Consumer safety watchdog Ecowaste Coalition discovered dangerous chemicals in 28 lucky charms and accessories, including a fertility amulet with a high level of lead that ironically could induce miscarriage and premature childbirth.
Her family links only enhanced the reach of her sources, including oral traditions, family rituals, and--most notably--a fertility amulet Judith Montefiore acquired upon her visit to the Tomb of Rachel in 1827.
In Part III, 'Birthing Habsburgs', Maria Cruz de Carlos Varona examines the visual and material culture of maternity, from votive images to fertility amulets, that permeated the court and placed pressure on its women to fulfil their reproductive duties.