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Victory at Liege

French
1919
Artist Georges Petit (Belgian (Liége), born in 1879)


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 76 mm (3 in.)

Accession Number

22.275

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the victory at Liege. Stamped on edge “LIGGOIR LIEGE”.

Obverse: Winged female warrior attacking six soldiers below with empty battlefield in background; inscribed at edge “LIEGE RESISTE AUX BARBARES 1914” and below “Georges Petit”.

Reverse: Vieled woman kisses crowned man, both in classical costume, with wreath above and a cross behind them and an acorn mounted column at proper right; inscribed at edge “LA FRANCE HONORE LIEGE 1919”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LIEGE RESISTE AUX BARBARES 1914" and below "Georges Petit".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "LA FRANCE HONORE LIEGE 1919".

Provenance

By 1922, Charles Dupriez; 1922, gift of Charles Dupriez to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 2, 1922)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Dupriez