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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.05.00070e
Date 1884
Description One of eight (8) badges, associated with Mardi Gras. The badge is stamped gold-tone metal with synthetic diamonds, rubies and emeralds. A red, yellow, and green grosgrain ribbon (faded) has a pin with golden rays coming out of a gold triangle with a red outline. In the center of the triangle is Hebrew writing. The center piece is a stylized eight-pointed star that has two synthetic rubies on gold metal triangles with one synthetic diamond on each point. There are also peacock feathers with green enamel in between each of the points in the star that has synthetic sapphires in each "eye". Embossed in the center is "REX N. O. 1884" (red paint is missing) surrounded by synthetic diamonds.
Dimensions W-3.5 L-4.5 inches
Owned William T. Mumford
Provenance Mardi Gras ephemera belonging to William T. Mumford. This badge was worn in 1884.
People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Mystic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras