Description Red coral from the Mediterranean was favored for teething pendants and other amulets worn by babies, because it was believed to drive away evil spirits. Many 15th-century paintings of the Christ Child show him wearing such an amulet. White coral was presumed to share some of these powers.
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- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Nicholas Landau [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1970, by gift.
Credit Gift of Nicholas Landau, 1970
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