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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00070
Date 1889
Description The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, rubies, pink stones and emeralds. There is a red, yellow, and green grosgrain ribbon that has a crown-shaped pin that attaches to the cross. The top portion is a gold and pink crown that has two synthetic emeralds and pink sideway diamonds around the base. The lower portion is a Maltese cross decorated with green paint; each prong has a green feathered element with a synthetic dark pink stone in the center, a gold-tone metal outline and each point on the prong has two synthetic diamonds. In between each prong is a branch like element with red paint; each side of the branch has two synthetic diamonds. The center portion is a gold grid patterned globe; depicts North and South American in green paint. Coming from the top left into the middle is with a red and gold horn-shaped element that reads "REX N. O. 1889"; the horn has little gold lines and five synthetic diamonds of different sizes coming out the mouth.
Dimensions H-5 W-4 inches
Owned Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
Provenance The badge belonged to Winnie Davis and was sent to her on the occasion of her being selected Queen of Comus at Mardi Gras 1889.
People Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Search Terms Comus
Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras
Subjects women