Object ID
F2013.78
Object Name
Figurine, Bird
Alternative Name
Flag Topper
Material
Metal
Object Description
Gold (probably a gilded cheapre metal or bronze) eagle flag topper. The eagle perches on a rounded piece that screws into the fag pole with its wings extended. There is considerable green discoloration and staining on the bird's chest, wings, and face. The eagle's back has a large indent but is still patterned with feathers as though it was naturally that way.
Origin
The eagle as a flag topper is characteristic of the US army but not exclusive to the armed forces. The item was found with items donated in memory of Cmdr. Stan Kalameris who served in World War II. This may have been part of his military effects but there is no record of it in any of the files.
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Citation
Figurine, Bird, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10092. Accessed 05/21/24.