1985.51.1060

"Witch cake". Circular cake with 12 projections in two concentric circles and a hole in the centre. Suspended behind a door to keep witches away. [SM 25/05/2011]

Place details: EUROPE. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / England Yorkshire Flamborough. Cultural Group: European, British, English: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Foodstuff / ?. Processes: Cooked / ?. Dimensions: Max Diam = 89 mm Field Collector: Edward Lovett? When Collected: By 1933 Other Owners: Edward Lovett Stevens Auction Rooms Wellcome Institute [Wellcome Historical Medical Museum] PRM Source: Wellcome Institute (Wellcome Historical Medical Museum) Acquired: Transferred 1985 Other Numbers: R 3687/ 1937 A 177006 AM H C lot 225 Related Collections: 1985.49, 1985.50, 1892.45, 1893.73, 1893.75, 1894.55.1,1895.3.8, 1895.44, 1895.64, 1896.81, 1899.68, 1900.57, 1901.50, 1902.60.1, 1902.66, 1903.42, 1903.52, 1907.71, 1909.40, 1909.43, 1909.60, 1911.75, 1917.28.8, 1917.28.9, 1932.88.10-13, 92-97, 155-158, 160, 205, 209, 262, 628-631, 640-641, 872, ?885-886, 1015-1016; 1933.90, 1938.35.32-34, 504-505, 519-520, 533,535-538, 557-561, 658, 677-679, 717, 1171, 1594; 1968.13.177, 178, 221, 250, 251, 283, 284, 288, 312, 314-319, 324, 382, 396-398, 443, 444, 447, 491-493; 2005.125.1 [MdeA 07/01/2011]

KEYWORD: Amulet / Food / CLASS: Religion / Food and Drink / ?.