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Religion and Humanity

Belgian
1932
Artist Josuë Dupon (Belgian, 1864–1935)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70.5 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.142

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal. Stamped on edge.

Obverse: Large extending from clouds at proper left, holding two nude children over a snake ready to strike, marked at proper right of snake; inscribed in Latin above and at proper right.

Reverse: Deceased man, wearing a laureate crown, reclining below, clouds with four equestrian figures and four warriors within–lowest equestrian is figure of death, cloaked and pulling up body, and highest equestrian figure has bow and quiver–, ascending to inscribed clouds with eye in a triangle, and two vultures flying at proper right; inscribed above, at proper left, and in Latin in exergue.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "TUTI QUOS SERVAT" and at proper right "Josuë Dupon".

Reverse: Inscribed in clouds "AD VITAM AETERNAM", at proper left "Josuë Dupon", and in exergue "SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI".

Markings

Stamped on edge "J.FONSON".

Provenance

By 1934, Malcolm Storer; 1934, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer