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Necklace with an amuletic case pendant

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

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

Egyptian, about 2000


Length: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, and semi-precious stones


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands