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Reverse of a medal

Netherlandish (Antwerp)
1560
Artist Steven van Herwijk (active in 1530–1567)


Object Place: Antwerp, The Netherlands

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 78 mm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.614

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "ASYLVM MEVM DEVS·1560·STE·H·F".

Provenance

By 1957, Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz (Sharon, Massachusetts); 1957, gift of Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel H. Gurvitz