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The Ocean

1913
Designer Sigurd Neandross (1871–1958), Manufacturer Joseph K. Davison's Sons (early 20th century)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 7 x 0.5 cm (2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.518

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Nude male and female figures are caught in a whirlpool / [greek letters spelling OCEAN] (ornament) VORTEX OF BEING (ornament) WELLSPRING OF LIFE (ornament) HIGHWAY OF NATIONS (ornament) SOURCES OF MUSIC AND SONG (ornament)
Rev: A face rises out of the ocean with a nautilus shell at the bottom and two fronds curling up the sides
Edge: CIRCLE OF FRIENDS / DAVISON PHILA.

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems