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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931M968.361
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1908 c - 1908 c


During the 1930s, the artist Estella Canziani (1887-1964) donated a major collection of watercolours, tempera paintings, sketchbooks, costumes, ceramics, archive material, and jewellery. As well as being decorative, many of the items of jewellery in the collection are charms or amulets like this hunchback pendant or 'Gobetto', which were worn as protection against the 'evil eye'. Estella Canziani (1887-1964) presented this cast metal piece to the museum in 1931. Estella and her mother, Louisa Starr Canziani (1845-1909) were both artists who frequently travelled around Europe. The anthropological approach that Estella brought to her painting and collecting brought extensive insight to aspects of traditional rural life and the role of the traveller at a turning point in the early twentieth century.

Canziani Collection. Presented by Estella Canziani, 1931.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Cast metal.
Place of Origin:Piedmont, Italy