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Butterfly of Winter — Fabergé’s Mardi Gras Egg

“Carnival is a Butterfly of Winter whose last mad flight of Mardi Gras forever ends his glory.”
~ Perry Young, The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and His Kin

Theo Fabergé,  grandson of Carl Fabergé, created this dazzling egg to commemorate Mardi Gras in New Orleans:

Front of egg
Back of Egg

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