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An ornament worn on the nose by both men and women, mainly in India and in America in the pre-Columbian period. The examples of Mughal jewelry were either jewelled studs worn on one side of the nostril, or large, ornate gold pieces, with pendants and dangling chains, worn suspended through the septum.
Those of pre-Columbian jewelry were made of gold or Tumbaga, including:
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson