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Caliphs of Cairo 1956 Mardi Gras ball pendant

 
Higher Level Record: 1994.115.1-84
ID Number: 1994.115.81
Title: Caliphs of Cairo 1956 Mardi Gras ball pendant
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: decorations (personal artifacts)
pendants (jewelry)
Collection Type: Carnival Materials
Metals
Artist/Maker: T. Hausmann & Sons (Jeweler) -- More information
Date: Created for 1956
Process/Technique: Sterling and metal
Materials: sterling silver
metal
Dimensions: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 inches
Object Description Ducal decoration pendant from the 1956 Caliphs of Cairo Mardi Gras ball. The circular pendant has a sawtooth edge and is surmounted by a crown. In the center are three pyramids with a circle inscribed "Caliphs of Cairo" and "1956". The theme that year was "A Command Performance by John Philip Sousa at the Birthday Celebration of Queen Alexandra".
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jeanne Rabig
Inscription(s): Inscribed in red positioned obverse center
"Caliphs of Cairo"
date Engraved positioned obverse bottom center
"1956"
Engraved positioned reverse center
"Edward VII / 1956"
maker's mark Stamped positioned bottom right on reverse
"Hausmann Sterling"
Collection Theme(s): Carnival Organizations
Metalwork
Music and Performing Arts
Carnival-Mardi Gras
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Carnival souvenirs.
Jewelry -- United States.
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932 -- More information
Caliphs of Cairo -- More information
T. Hausmann & Sons -- More information
Egypt
United Kingdom
Balls (parties)
Condition: Good
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