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Genie wall mask produced by Beswick of Longton, England, circa 1940. Genies, also called Djinn, are mythical beings which are deeply rooted in Indian and Islamic religion. They sometimes looking similar to humans, though it is said that they most often appear as wisps of smoke. In many works of fiction, genies are found by mortals to be inhabiting inanimate objects such as bottles or oil lamps. If a human disturbs said object, they will release the genie within. The natures of genies can differ greatly, ranging between benevolent and subservient to vicious and deceiving. The Genie wall mask was designed by Miss Greaves in 1936.
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