The Prince and the Plunder

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Queen Terunesh’s amber necklace

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A necklace made of silver, amber and necklace, said to have belonged to Ethiopia’s Queen Terunesh

Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

©Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The catalogue entry reads: “Necklace. Silver, crescent shaped ornaments with conical pendants alternating with similar leather ones and flat amber beads, formerly belonging to the Queen of Abyssinia. Abyssinian. Given by the Secretary of State for India. April 28th 1869.”

Museum number:

See ‘Set of Articles of Deceased Queen of Abyssinia’ and related correspondence in British Library collections at IOR R/20/AIA/503.

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