Reverse of a medal
Artist Steven van Herwijk (active in 1530–1567)
Object Place: Antwerp, The Netherlands
Diameter and weight: 78 mm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular uniface medal (reverse only), pierced at top and bottom. Orb at center with nude man on top supporting hebrew inscription above in rays while three other figures–one skeleton, one man, and one woman–attack orb. This is an allegory of the human soul delivered by Divine Grace from lustful evil and death; inscribed at edge “ASYLVM MEVM DEVS·1560·STE·H·F”.
Inscribed at edge "ASYLVM MEVM DEVS·1560·STE·H·F".
By 1957, Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz (Sharon, Massachusetts); 1957, gift of Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)
Gift of Samuel H. Gurvitz