- A seventeenth-century pomander and chain
- A parcel-gilt silver pomander, made in Italy in the 16th century; features a niello inscription
- Pomander, gold filigree, enclosing a ball of ambergris. 1600-1700
- Gold and Silver Pomander, 16th Century
***Pomander - a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name),musk, or civet. The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence or merely as a useful article to modify bad smells. The globular cases which contained the pomanders were hung from a neck-chain or belt, or attached to the girdle, and were usually perforated and made of gold or silver. Sometimes they contained several partitions, in each of which was placed a different perfume.
This grimoire is considered to be written in the 16th or 17 century. It was written by four male witches, three Icelanders and one Dane. This is a magical book that has been preserved, which contains the “black magic” and magic to harm others. It contains also all sorts of protection spells and magic to scare away negativity.
(Source: hugi.is, via wednesdaysnecropolis)