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ear ornament

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An ornament of various forms, styles, and sizes worn on the ear, including the ear-clip, ear-drop, ear-flare, ear-loop, ear-plug, ear-ring, ear-screw, ear-spool, and ear-stud.

Examples made of pre-Columbian jewelry were often of circular shape with openwork decoration in the lower half or semi-circular shape completely decorated with openwork decoration (sometimes the decoration being very similar to that in a similarly shaped nose ornament). A type made in Indian jewelry covered the entire ear and was so heavy that it had to be supported by, in addition to a band encircling the ear, an attached ornate hair pin; another type was composed of a disc over the lobe and a heavy ornate group of pendants and tassels.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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