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Chastity Plaque for a Young Woman

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Chastity Plaque for a Young Woman

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Depicted on this lightweight repoussé plaque (hammered from the back) is a young woman, her arms modestly crossed at her chest. The swirling forms around her suggest clouds, rocks, water, or foliage. The function of this plaque was undoubtedly decorative and symbolic. It was probably worn by a young girl over a skirt or a sarong at events related to puberty, engagement, or marriage.

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1300 - 1500
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Rijksmuseum
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Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication ("CCO 1.0 Dedication")

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