Pectoral ornament (part of set with earrings) – large, almond-shaped plate of white metal covered with glass insets: a large, rose-coloured piece centrally surrounded by mounted in gallery wire and filigree with pearl and coral pendants; suspended from two bands, each of six chains which pass upwards to six plates (three on each side of red glass beads with turquoise, coral and pearl surrounds; supported on a plaited string (frayed and worn) of orange and blue threads.
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