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Amulet necklace, West Africa, 1880-1920

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Glossary: necklace

Ornaments worn around the neck, usually in the form of chains or strands of beads, pearls, stones, or the like, and often including a suspended ornamental pendant. Use "chokers" for short, narrow necklaces worn close to the throat. Use "dog collars (necklaces)" for wide ornamental bands worn tightly around the neck.

Glossary: amulet

Small object or piece of jewellery worn as a protecting charm to ward off ill health and bad luck.