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Medal

German
late 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.839

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal.

Obverse: Two overlapping profile busts looking to proper right, each wearing laureate crown, in oak and laurel branches bundled together by ribbon; inscribed on ribbon “1759-1805/1749-1832”.

Reverse: Female figure of music at center holding a lute in proper left hand and a branch in proper right hand flanked by the Garden House and the Goethe House in background; inscribed above “ZUR ERINNERUNG AN WEIMARS KLASSISCHE ZEIT”, under proper right building “DARTEN-HAUS”, under proper left building “GOETHE-HAUS”, at proper right “DEM/UNSTERBUCHEN”, and at proper left “EIN/DENKMAL”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on ribbon "1759-1805/1749-1832".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ZUR ERINNERUNG AN WEIMARS KLASSISCHE ZEIT", under proper right building "DARTEN-HAUS", under proper left building "GOETHE-HAUS", at proper right "DEM/UNSTERBUCHEN", and at proper left "EIN/DENKMAL".

Provenance

By 1915, Miss Susan A. wilcox; 1915, gift of Miss Susan A. Wilcox to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 6, 1915)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan A. Wilcox