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Liyakat Misani (Honour of Merit) brooch miniature presented to Ninette de Valois by the President of the Republic of Turkey

Collection: Ninette de Valois Bequest
Object number: ROH/VAL/BEQ/72
Date: 1998
Description: Brooch in the shape of a gold-plated rectangular bar with white enamel, bearing the initials 'TC' (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti - Turkish Republic). At its centre is an enamelled miniature of the Liyakat Misani medal: a blue, gold-plate, white and yellow star containing an artist's palette, a quill pen, and a microscope over which is a small red circle containing the Islamic motif of a star and crescent moon. Related to medal ROH/VAL/BEQ/68, presentation case ROH/VAL/BEQ/69, and certificate ROH/VAL/BEQ/53.
Awarding body: Republic of Turkey
Award recipient: Ninette de Valois
Dimensions: length 4 cm; width 2 cm
Condition: Good.