Malayan black magic (Ilmu Sihir) charm intended to curse its recipient with a fatal illness. The Arabic letters surrounding the human figure are incantations and spells written in the language of Djinns and Syaitan (demonic spirits). 19th Century
Witchcraft and magic: a man conducting magic rites, devils and a ghost appearing, and a hunter cowering in terror. Coloured engraving. Looks like its from c. 1820. And perhaps the top left corner is referencing the scary owl creatures in Goya’s famous “El sueño de la razon…” aquatint?