This charm was made by a dairyman, from a cow’s heart stuck with pins and nails. It was used as a talisman against a man he believed had put a curse on his cows.
It was previously part of Edward Lovett’s collection. He was a passionate collector from Croydon, best known for his knowledge and enthusisam for legends and folklore. He donated many items to the Cuming museum in 1916.
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