Napoléon: Salle de l'Apollon
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)
Diameter and weight: 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Napoléon (1769-1821), emperor of France, commemorating the opening of the Salle de l’Apollon at the Louvre.
Obverse: Profile bust of Napoléon looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed under bust.
Reverse: Vista of doorways leading into a rotunda with statues; inscribed below and in exergue.
Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F.".
Reverse: Inscribed below "ANDRIEU F. DENON D." and in exergue "MUSÉE NAPOLEON".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund