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Flame of Life (Pro Vita reverse)

1970
Designed by Tom Allen, Jr., Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

SOM Issue 82

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7.3 x 0.6 cm (2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1989.557

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Stylized hand holding a flame comprised of interwoven figures
Rev: Stylized ring of flame encircling an inscription that reads: PRO VITA / TERRA / AQUA / AER / 1970 / © 1970 / TA
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 82ND ISSUE - NOV. 1970 TOM ALLEN JR., S.C. © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems