Green velvet cushion used for 1956 Olympic Games medal presentations

Object Type
Domestic items/Furnishings/Cushion
Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
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Brief Description
Green rectangular velvet cushion used for medal presentations at the 1956 Olympic Games. Cushion features a central pattern of cross-hatch stitching and two coiled cream tasselled cords, one at each diagonal corner. Similar cream tasselled fringing is attached around the lower edge of the cushion. Velvet straps on the underside provide the cushion bearer with a place into which they can slide their hands.
0 - Whole: H: 440 W: 315 D: 75mm (H: 17 5/16 W: 12 3/8 D: 2 15/16")
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Date Used
Nov 1956-Dec 1956
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Julius Patching


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