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Pluie ("Rain") pendant

The pendant is made up of four iron fragments taken from a Sherman tank abandoned on Normandy Beach, France during WW2. The fragments are joined by strips of white gold and jump rings. A series of cascading, cabochon moonstones on the surface give the impression of raindrops. The pendant has a...

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Impressed T.VENDOME and diamond-shaped maker's mark on reverse of first fragment


2009, purchased from Thierry Vendome by Catherine Kessedjian; 2011, gift of Kessedjian to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Kessedjian

French, about 2000


Height x width x depth: 25 x 4 x 3 cm (9 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, iron, and moonstone


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands