This commemorative heart shaped pendant contains a lock of plaited hair and is inscribed with the initials "E.D. March 30, 1824". The hair belonged to Elizabeth Foster, the second wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and the pendant commemorates her death in Rome in 1824 where she was attended to by her step-son the 6th Duke of Devonshire.

It was common in the 19th century to keep locks of a person's hair for sentimental reasons, often incorporating it into a commemorative object or token such as this.

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