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Royal Order of Kalakaua Knights Commander pendant

Unknown1875/1876

The Friends of ʻIolani Palace

The Friends of ʻIolani Palace
Honolulu, United States

Kalakaua I E Hookanaka / Royal Order of Kalakaua Knights Commander pendant, featuring a Maltese cross atop a gold wreath and crossing puloulou (sacred staff). At center, there is a red and yellow kahili (royal feather staff). Founded in 1875, it was awarded to those who provided outstanding services to the state or sovereign.

Details

  • Title: Royal Order of Kalakaua Knights Commander pendant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1876
  • Date Created: 1875/1876
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Provenance: Bestowed upon Captain James Makee by King Kalakaua in 1876. Gift of Nancy Hasting Pratt to The Friends of Iolani Palace in 2021. Donor is the great granddaughter of Captain Makee.
  • Subject Keywords: Iolani Palace, Hawaiian Kingdom, Royal Order of Kalakaua Knights Commander pendant, political medal, Kalakaua I E Hookanaka, Captain James Makee, King Kalakaua
  • Type: medal
  • Medium: Metal, enamel

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