A bezoar (from the Persian word for antidote), is a concretion found in the stomach or intestines of a man or other animals. Beginning in the medieval period, many people assigned them magical --and often curative--properties. Bezoars were often prescribed as a remedy for poisoning. This strangely beautiful--and well-coiffed bezoar comes from the stomach of a #nineteenth-century #cow. It is a trichobezoar- made from hair.