Order of the Virtues (Egypt)

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Order of the Virtues
Nishan al-Kamal
Order of the Virtues Nishan al Kemal Egypt.jpg
Third class of the Order of the Virtues
TypeOrder
Awarded forTo women as an award for merit
Presented by Egypt
Established1915
Reestablished under the Republic: 1953
Order of the Virtues (Egypt).svg
Ribbon bar of the Order
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)Order of Labour

The Order of the Virtues (or Nishan al-Kamal) is a female Egyptian order of knighthood, as an award for merit.

History[edit]

The Order was founded in 1915 and reestablished under the Republic in 1953.

Classes[edit]

The order is composed of the following classes of merit :

  • Supreme Class
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • 3rd Class
Ribbon bars[1][unreliable source?]
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Third class.svg
3rd Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Second class.svg
2nd Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Supreme and first classes.svg
1st Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Supreme and first classes.svg
Supreme Class

Insignia[edit]

  • The ribbon is light grey with gold edges.

Notable recipients[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Colecciones Militares (Antonio Prieto Barrio), Egypt decorations - p.1
  2. ^ Harem Years by Huda Shaarawi