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Title: Witch Ball
Name: Witch Ball
Date: c. 1850
Medium: Glass, white and pink
Dimensions: 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (8.9 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 3.15.87
More Information
This example of Nailsea is called a witchball. Witchballs usually had a hole at the top into which a wooden peg and string were inserted. Witchballs were hung in homes to ward off evil spirits.