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March 2019

Power Against Evil: Eye Beads and other Protective Measures

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia

Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia   Lecture by Lois Sherr Dubin The evil eye is an epic story of humanity‚Äôs on-going struggles between superstition and reality, religion and science, moderation and excess. Prior to the evil eye, there were fertile eyes, holy eyes and solar eyes. When and why did eye imagery become associated with evil? Belief in an eye of evil has a long history and wide geographic spread. Beginning with Paleolithic times and continuing to…

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