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The Society of Medalists 40th Anniversary (Athenian Owl reverse)

1970
Designed by Julian Hoke Harris (American, born in 1906), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990), Distributed by Society of Medalists (founded in 1930)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 6.4 x 0.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.555

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A large 40 with two medals inside, one showing the ruffled grouse and the other an astronaut holding a ladder / THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE 1930-1970 / LEAD TO MAN’S ETERNAL QUEST OF SPACE EXPLORATION / JHH © 1970
Rev: Two owls, one incised and the other in relief, mirroring each other and each within a triangle / PERPETUATING THE ANCIENT ART OF MEDALLIC SCULPTURE / A*E/ [A*E in reflection]
Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. / JULIAN H. HARRIS, SC.

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems