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Amulet necklace (aslam)
Aksum and Gondar region, Ethiopia
20th century
Silver, hammered
L: 40 cm
Purchase, Fritz and Camilla Hollander Foundation, Stockholm
Accession number: B87.0604

This necklace, generally given to well-to-do women upon their wedding, was made by Christian silversmiths. The amulets were usually threaded on a blue or purple woolen cord.


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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