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Pendant (jewellery)

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Hanging articles of jewelry, usually suspended from a necklace, brooch, or earrings, but also includes Renaissance examples fastened to the sleeve often worn as decorative ornaments; can also be an article of devotional, magical, or mourning jewelry which then may sometimes be concealed under clothing.

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Broader Terms used

<jewelry by form>

Narrower Terms used

bracteates (pendants)

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Equivalent Terms used

pendants (jewellery)


12yrs ago

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