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Object Name CUP
Catalog Number 0985.05.00120
Date ca. 1862-1865
Description The cup is carved from a coconut shell. It has a blackened finish and is ornately carved on the outside with a five-pointed star within a circle, two flags (one features a single star, the other is an Army of Northern Virginia battle flag), and other elements.
Dimensions W-3.25 L-5.5 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate POW
Made unidentified Confederate POW, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Provenance A Confederate prisoner made this cup from a coconut shell while imprisoned in New Orleans after the city's fall into Federal hands in 1862. (This cup appears to be the mate, or is at least very similar to, the one 0985.5.119).
People unidentified Confederate POW
Search Terms Occupation of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
flag imagery
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Prison facilities