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Silver pomander, late 19th century

Silver pomander, late 19th century

C017/0750

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Silver pomander from late nineteenth century England. Herbs or other fragrant materials were placed in these cases which were then hung from a neck-chain, belt or girdle. The aromas were believed to protect against infection.

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