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Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Belgian (Antwerp)
1864


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.83

Medium or Technique

Metal; brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal for the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, probably commemorating its two-hundreth anniversary.

Obverse: Heraldic emblem crowned by bull’s head and flanked by wings, with inscribed banner below and a schooner at proper right and a church at proper left, all over a brick wall; inscribed probably in Dutch at edge in band.

Reverse: Inscribed scroll framed by a wreath; inscribed in Dutch at edge.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "*KONINKLIJKE AKADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN TE ANTWERPEN".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "TWEEHONDERDJARIG JUBELFEST" and on scroll "PHILIPPUS IV/KONING VAN SPANJE/BIJ-BESLUIT VAN 9 JULI J 1663/VERGUNDE AKN DAVID TENIERS/EN ZIJNE MEDE GEZELLEN/DE DEKENS EN OUDERMANS/VAN ST. LUKAS GILDE/OORLOF OM DE/ANTWERPSCHEAKADEMIE/VAN SCHILDERKUNST/TE STICHTEN/HET GEBOUW DER BORZE/WERD VOOR HET ONDERWYS/INGERICHT IN 1664".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer