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Brooch worn by a Romanian Romani man

Object | Accession Number: 1989.319.4

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    Brooch worn by a Romanian Romani man

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Traditionally worn on the vest, this brooch is a symbol of power of the Bulibasha, the chief of Calderai, a Romanian nomadic Roma group.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Jewelry
    Category
    Pins (Jewelry)
    Object Type
    Brooches (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Representation of the wheel of the caravan, the roads/earth to travel on and the sky as a roof.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.620 inches (6.655 cm) | Width: 2.120 inches (5.385 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, enamel

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The brooch was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-14 07:23:35
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