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Necklace worn by the Queen of Comus

Higher Level Record: 1980.225.1-23
ID Number: 1980.225.13
Title: Necklace worn by the Queen of Comus
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: necklaces
collars (neckwear)
Collection Type: Personal Accessories
Carnival Materials
Date: Between 1880 and 1930
Materials: metal
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 18 x 3/4 inches
Object Description Necklace or collar worn by the Queen of Comus at an early Mistick Krewe of Comus Mardi Gras ball. The necklace is decorated with rhinestones and has a floral and vegetal motif. The two end pieces are shaped like large flowers, and both have a pin on the reverse, to attach to the costume. The central piece is shaped like a leaf; on both sides of the leaf, are two pieces which look like clover. Hanging from the bottom of the necklace are multiple chains of rhinestones, all connected to each other and the necklace.
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of The Syntax Society
Collection Theme(s): Carnival Organizations
Carnival-Mardi Gras
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Carnival costume -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Jewelry -- United States.
Mistick Krewe of Comus -- More information
Balls (parties)
Condition: Good

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