Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor

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  • Image for Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor
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Created by
Unidentified
Received by
Dobbs Janzon, Mattiwilda, American, 1925-2015
Subject of
Mountbatten, Louise Alexandra Marie Irene, Swedish, 1889 - 1965
Medium
metal, cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (7.9 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)
Type
medals
Place made
Sweden, Europe
Date
1957
Description
The Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor presented to Mattiwilda Dobbs by Queen consort Louise in1957. The medal has a red and white ribbon tied in a bow at the top. A small metal ring connects the bow to the round medal. The medal has depictions on both sides. One side has three crowns over a cross. Lettering around the interior edge reads: SVENSKA / RODA / KORSET. The other side of the medal features a depiction of a person wearing a cape holding the back and arm of another person. Small writing on the interior edge reads: CARITAS. A leaf like patter circles around the outer edge on both sides of the medal.
Topic
African American
Opera (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mattiwilda Dobbs
Object number
2011.135.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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