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Man's Experience Medal

1969
Designed by Boris Buzan (American (born in Yugoslavia, 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 80

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1989.554

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Five men in front of a space control panel framed by a pentagon shape, above which is a high relief “V” / MAN’S EVER EXPANDING SPHERE OF EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND VISION / [monogram BB] © 1969
Rev: An astronaut stepping from a shuttle ladder onto the moon / LEADS TO MAN’S ETERNAL QUEST OF SPACE EXPLORATION / NEIL ARMSTRONG * EDWIN E. ALDRIN JR. * MICHAEL COLLINS / APOLLO / 11
Edge: TEH SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 80TH ISSUE - DEC. 1969 BORIS BUZAN, SC. © / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems