The Colic leaf

Exhibition in the Culture House

07.06.2018 - 01.06.2019

The Colic leaf is probably the only one of its kind to have been preserved in Iceland. The leaf is a vellum strip with a text or a prayer against colic or arthritis. This kind of prayer leaves are considered to have been fairly common, but they were confiscated in the witch hunt in the 17th century. The strip was used as an amulet and was most often tied around the patient. This leaf was preserved in episcopal archives and is believed to have been written around 1600. The text on the leave is both in Latin and Icelandic. The Colic Leaf is exhibited at the Culture House in Reykjavík from  7 June 2018 - 2 June 2019.

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The Colic Leaf can be viewed on handrit.is

Exhibitions

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Hallgrímur Pétursson (finished)

Hallgrímur Pétursson (finished)

Exhibition in the National Library

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