College Mace, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia

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Title

College Mace, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia

Subject

Asprey and Company

Description

The silver mace is carried by the marshal in academic processions. The mace has a slender dark-red leather-covered shaft. The top of the mace bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On top of the enlarged body of the mace is engraved: "Presented on Behalf of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, February 7, 1970." The four faces of the body have engraved the seal of Mary Washington College on one side, the seal of the University of Virginia on the reverse side, and between the sides, representations of the dogwood bloom, the state flower of Virginia. The mace was first used at graduation exercises in June 1970. It is displayed in the foyer of the Simpson Library.

Creator

Asprey & Company, London

Date

1970

Format

1 JPEG

Original Format

Mace

Physical Dimensions

Length: 2 feet, 1.5 inches

Provenance

Gift of Lewis M. Walker, Jr. retired chairman of the Mary Washington College committee of the Board of Visitors.

Accession Date

1970-02-07

Materials

Sterling silver, wood