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God the Creator (Creating Heaven and Earth reverse)

1951
Designed by Albert Wein (American, 1915–1991), 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 43

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1989.523

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Standing nude figure of God creating two spheres with one hand and holding down a male and female figure with the other / IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH
Rev: Robed figure of God sitting cross-legged with one hand on his chin and the other holding a compass / AND GOD SAW EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD MADE AND BEHOLD IT WAS VERY GOOD
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS - 43RD ISSUE - 1951 - ALBERT WEIN, SCULPTOR / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.