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Shoulder knots (pair)

Object Number: 
1944.178ab
Date: 
1872-1903
Medium: 
Textile, metal
Dimensions: 
each: 7 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19 x 11.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Pair of colonel's shoulder knots; pad with black embroidered shield-breasted eagle on black wool ground, with three rows of gold braid surrounding; strap with interlaced gold braid and gilded metal button embossed with elements of Massachusetts state seal (specifically, a shield with a Native American figure at the center, and an arm grasping a broadsword on top); brass strap fastener.
Gallery Label: 
The accession records suggest that these shoulder knots were worn by an officer with the rank of colonel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Juliana Cutting
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group