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Objects of Protection: Incantation Bowls

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Friday, Oct. 20, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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A terracotta bowl with a figure drawn at the bottom, surrounded by rings of text

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

Incantation bowls were made in the Middle East around 1,500 years ago and were used to protect people from evil. The designs and text were meant to confuse and trap evil spirits. Students will join Museum educators to learn how they were used, then create their own incantation bowl to hopefully bring good luck and keep bad things away!

Recommended Materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, and coloring materials.

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