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Napoléon: Salle de l'Apollon

French
1804
Artist Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 35 mm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.722

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "ANDRIEU F.".

Reverse: Inscribed below "ANDRIEU F. DENON D." and in exergue "MUSÉE NAPOLEON".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund