Penca de balangandan

Penca de balangandan

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Copper, brass


Brazil, Bahia - 19th century.

Pendant-jewel used as an amulet for health protection. Enriched by various figures-objects with symbolic value that express fertility, health, luck, happiness, longevity or are associated with deities protectors (orixás) of the Afro-Brazilian tradition.