Leopold and Astrid
Artist Pierre Theunis (Belgian, 1883–1950)
Object Place: Europe, Belgium
Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Leopold and Astrid, commemorating their marriage. Stamped on edge “J.FONSON”.
Obverse: Two overlapping profile busts of Leopold and Astrid looking to proper left, he in front, wearing military costume; inscribed in Latin in band at edge and at proper right.
Reverse: Half-length figures of Leopold and Astrid, wearing classical costumes, dancing together; inscribed at proper left and marked at proper right.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LL.AA.RR.LE DUC ET LA DUCHESSE DE BRABANT STOCKHOLM 4 NOV./10 NOV./1926" and at proper right "P.THEUNIS".
Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "P.THEUNIS".
By 1929, Malcolm Storer; 1929, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1929)
Gift of Malcolm Storer