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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.05.00070h
Date 1880
Description One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, emeralds and dark pink stones. There is a cross shape that has a pair of gold wings that make up each prong. Each wing has green enamel and red enamel; at the base of each wing is a synthetic dark pink stone. Between each prong is a peacock feather that has green enamel. Each feather has two gold stems that start from the bottom and curl around two synthetic emeralds; in between is a synthetic dark pink stone creating the "eye" of the peacock feather. The center part has a ring of gold tone metal and synthetic diamonds; embossed in red (chipping) in the center with gold lettering that goes in a circle reads " * REX * MDCCCLXXX". In the middle of the red is a silhouette of a man in gold with a green background (chipped); he is facing left with a beard and mustache as well as long hair, a crown and an gold hoop earring.
Dimensions W-3.5 L-3.5 inches
Owned William T. Mumford
Provenance Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1880.
People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras