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A carved pendant with traces of red and white paint. It has two tenons, each with a peg hole.
pendants (architectural ornaments)
"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.
25 x 11 1/2 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Small
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)