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Amulet necklace (sankdari)
Aksum and Gondar region, Ethiopia
20th century
Silver, hammered and embossed
L: 39 cm
Purchased through the gift of Uzi Zucker, New York
Accession number: B93.0133

This necklace was worn with one amulet sheath on the chest and the second on the back, like the dress embroidery designs of the women of the region, which decorate both the front and back of the neck opening.


From the Israel Museum publications:
Ben Ami, Alia, ed., In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002

Exhibitions:
In All Their Finery: Jewels from the Jewish World, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/01/2000 - 30/09/2002

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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