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United States Army Insignia

ca. 1922 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 white metal 1 x 1 1/8 in. (2.5 x 3.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.84 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

The Army insignia pin was one of several U.S. Army badges designed by the sculptor Anthony de Francisci between 1922 and 1925. This version shows the ancient Roman fasces, the bundled sheaves of wheat symbolizing strength through unity, crossed against the eagle’s breast.

Keywords

Animal - bird - eagle

Emblem - military insignia

Object - weapon - axe

Object - weapon - bow and arrow

sculpture - medal

metal

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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