The necklace is inspired by ancient Egyptian and Islamic traditions. The amulet case opens (it is hinged) and there is an arabic inscription on the prong-set, patinated, rectangular element. There are four gold florets with a small central ruby at each end. The clasp is a simple "s" shape.
Purchased by the Donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007
Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman