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calling card, armed baby centurion
  • United States
  • calling card, armed baby centurion, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 80 x 47 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 1 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7934

What appears to be a small male child is dressed as a Roman centurion with a plumed helmet, shield, and greaves. The centurion figure is pointing a dagger at a bee that is half his size and there are flowers as tall as he is immediately behind him.