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Gorget

Gorget
Title
Gorget
Date 
1855-1870
Medium 
Brass, silk, metal, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 8.6 x 12.4 cm )
Description 
Brass, silk, and metal gorget; rounded, V-shaped brass gorget lined with red silk on interior, metal gold thread suspended from hole at top right, and cast crown applied to front center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Emily Buch
Object Number 
1957.277k
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this gorget was part of a uniform worn by the donor's father, Emilio Buch, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, as part of Spanish forces during the Cuban insurrection of 1867.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group