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Centennial for the Boarding School for Medicine and Surgery

French
1902
Artist Louis-Alexandre Bottée (French, 1852–1941)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.243

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the centennial anniversary for the Boarding School of Medicine and Surgery. Stamped “BRONZE” on side.

Obverse: Standing king at proper right with his right hand on shoulder of seated man at proper left who has sick or dead man lying in his lap, cityscape of Paris in background with Notre Dame visible; inscribed in exergue “Lovis BoTTÉE”.

Reverse: Man seated at desk writing with a female personification behind and above him; placed on desk is a skull, microsope, chemistry set and books; inscribed above “CENTENAIRE DE L’INTERNAT EN MEDICINE ET EN CHIRURGIE”, proper right “AN/X/1902/L.BoTTÉE”, on desk etched “EXEMPLAIRE/DE COLLECTION”, and below “HOPITAUX CIVILS DE PARIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Signed in exergue "Lovis BoTTÉE".

Reverse: Inscribed above "CENTENAIRE DE L'INTERNAT EN MEDICINE ET EN CHIRURGIE", proper right "AN/X/1902/L.BoTTÉE", on desk etched "EXEMPLAIRE/DE COLLECTION", and below "HOPITAUX CIVILS DE PARIS".

Markings

Stamped "BRONZE" on side.

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard