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One of the most famous artefacts in the English collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum was given by Margaret Murray in 1926, it is a ‘witch in a bottle’. Here are the accession book entry (written when the artefact first came into the Museum, and a more detailed account written on a card from a index card catalogue for amulets in the Museum. 
Accession book entry MISS M. A. MURRAY. - Small glass flask of bilobed shape, silvered over the inside and stoppered. This is reputed to contain a witch, and the late owner, an old lady living in a village near HOVE, SUSSEX, remarked, “they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there’ll be a peck o’trouble.” It was obtained from her in 1915.’ It is on display in the Court (Ground Floor) in Case 31.A - Magic, Witchcraft and Trial by Ordeal.

One of the most famous artefacts in the English collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum was given by Margaret Murray in 1926, it is a ‘witch in a bottle’. Here are the accession book entry (written when the artefact first came into the Museum, and a more detailed account written on a card from a index card catalogue for amulets in the Museum.

Accession book entry MISS M. A. MURRAY. - Small glass flask of bilobed shape, silvered over the inside and stoppered. This is reputed to contain a witch, and the late owner, an old lady living in a village near HOVE, SUSSEX, remarked, “they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there’ll be a peck o’trouble.” It was obtained from her in 1915.’ It is on display in the Court (Ground Floor) in Case 31.A - Magic, Witchcraft and Trial by Ordeal.

One of the most famous artefacts in the English collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum was given by Margaret Murray in 1926, it is a ‘witch in a bottle’. Here are the accession book entry (written when the artefact first came into the Museum, and a more detailed account written on a card from a index card catalogue for amulets in the Museum.

Accession book entry MISS M. A. MURRAY. - Small glass flask of bilobed shape, silvered over the inside and stoppered. This is reputed to contain a witch, and the late owner, an old lady living in a village near HOVE, SUSSEX, remarked, “they do say there be a witch in it, and if you let un out there’ll be a peck o’trouble.” It was obtained from her in 1915.’ It is on display in the Court (Ground Floor) in Case 31.A - Magic, Witchcraft and Trial by Ordeal.