Object ID
2009.8.1.4
Object Name
Sheath
Alternative Name
Makedonomachos
Material
Metal; Velvet
Object Description
Metal sheath for knife with blue velvet cover and decorative metal at cap, center and tip. Metal chain attached at cap, center and tip. Additional metal chain used for attaching to belt. Cardboard in interior of sheath.
Origin
Makedonomachos , Macedonian Freedom Fighter, uniform. Collected by Maria Fakonas, to honor Pavlos Melas (3/29/1870-10/13/1904), an officer in the Hellenic Army, he was among the first who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia. Maria's father Demetrios G. Karageorgis left America to return to Greece in 1912 to fight for the freedom of Epirus and Macedonia.
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Citation
Sheath, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8192. Accessed 11/24/20.