Requires Photography

Honor to Socrates (Light of Knowledge reverse)

1964
Designed by Robert A. Weinman (born in 1915), 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 69

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm (2 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.543

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Head of a bearded man / HONOR TO SOCRATES / * PLATO * ARISTOTLE / * BURTON LOCKE * / SCHOPENHAUER * / NIETZSCHE * FREUD / AND * ALL * THOSE / * WHO * HAVE * / HELPED * MAN * TO / * UNDERSTAND * HIS / * GREATEST * * ENIGMA / … HIMSELF …
Rev: Nude man kneeling on left knee and holding a lamp while three others seem to fall away in agony / IN * UNDERSTANDING’S * LIGHT * THE * SPECTERS * DIE
Edge: THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS - 69TH ISSUE / MAY 1964 - ROBERT A. WEINMAN, SC. © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems