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1912.4 (RS32543)

Description

A carved pendant with traces of red and white paint. It has two tenons, each with a peg hole.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": One characteristic of the facades of many early New England houses was the overhang or jetty, in which the second story projects several inches beyond the first. This feature, a carry-over from England, was typically ornamented at each end with a pendant. Only two of these survive in situ, but a number of others were removed at some point from their original locations and saved. Although it is not clear where this example came from, it was found in the attic of a seventeenth-century house in Newbury, Massachusetts.<br/>
Maker
unknown
Date
1650-1700
Material
carving (processes)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
Object type
Building Components; Roof Elements
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Oak
oak (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pendant, Architectural
pendants (architectural ornaments)
Torah
Dimensions
25 x 11 1/2 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1912.4
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Small
GUSN
67177

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