Requires Photography

Sainte Gudule

Belgian
1931
Artist Jules (Paul Louis) Jourdain (Belgian, 1873–1957)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.104

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Saint Gudule. Stamped on edge “FISCH&CIE”.

Obverse: Veiled and haloed profile bust looking to proper left, wearing nun’s viel and a lantern (or bird in a bird’s cage) at proper right; inscribed in Latin at edge and at proper left.

Reverse: Saint Gudula, kneeling before the feet of a crucifix at proper right with a military saint or archangel behind her, wearing a cross mounted crown and holding a shield in his left hand and a lance in his right hand that he is stabbing a demon below who is attacking a book, stamped at proper left; inscribed at proper left.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SANCTA GUDULA" and at proper left "J.JOURDAIN".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "J.JOURDAIN 1931".

Signed

Obverse: Signed.
Reverse: Signed "J. Jourd".

Markings

Reverse: "M" and "A" overlapping in a circle.

Provenance

By 1932, Malcolm Storer; 1932, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1932)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer