Genoa Foundling Asylum
possibly 18th or 19th century
Artist Johnson (English, 18th century)
Diameter and weight: 47 mm, 40 gm (1 7/8 in., 1.41 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; white metal
Not On View
Circular medal for the Genoa Foundling Asylum.
Obverse: Heraldic device at center, consisting of corwned horsehead-shaped shield, framed by a wreath; inscribed in Latin in beaded band at edge.
Reverse: Seated woman, rays behind head, placing sleeping child into a craddle; inscribed in Italian in band at edge in exergue.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "RICORDO AI BENEFATTORI".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "*PIA ISTITVZIONE PROVVIDENZA BALIATICA" and in exergue "JOHNSON".
By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)
Gift of Malcolm Storer