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MINIATURE FROM THE ORDER OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS

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MINIATURE FROM THE ORDER OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The cross is enameled white on silver and has ten balls in the tips. It rests on an enameled green wreath of oak and laurel wreath. In the center of the Southern Cross is a circle in white enamel on a pale blue ground. Around it is an inscription in dark blue. On the reverse is a gold head with the female head of liberty and a dark blue enameled rim with gold letters. It is suspended from the wreath of oak and laurel wreaths in green enamel. The ribbon is blue moiré.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
MINIATURE FROM THE ORDER OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS
Made from:
Enamel -- silver --silk moiré
Made in:
Brazil
Date made:
1958
Size:
1/2 in. (1.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.79.2
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION around front: BENE MERENTIUM PRAEMIUM; around back: ESTADOS DO BRAZIL
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973