Artist Émile-Antoine Bourdelle (French, 1861–1929)
Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silvered bronze
Not On View
Circular medal. Stamped on rim “BRONZE”.
Obverse: Figure of winged angel with sword, in profile looking to proper right; inscribed at proper right “1914/1918”, at proper left “MCMXXV”, and in exergue “ANTOINE BOURDELLE”. Artist’s monogram possibly at proper right.
Reverse: View of a pillared crypt with flanking winged figures and a pyramidal superstructure in front of a sunburst; inscribed above “HARTMANNSWILLERKOPF”, inscribed on crypt “ICI REPOSENT DES SOLDATS MORTS POUR LA FRANCE”, below pyramid “ANTOINE BOURBELLE scv[ ]”, on sunburst “CEM PERP”, and under superstructure “ROBERT DANIS ARCTE ANTOINE BOURDELLE SCVR”. Artist’s monogram possibly at proper right.
Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "1914/1918", at proper left "MCMXXV", and in exergue "ANTOINE BOURDELLE".
Reverse: Inscribed above "HARTMANNSWILLERKOPF", inscribed on crypt "ICI REPOSENT DES SOLDATS MORTS POUR LA FRANCE", below pyramid "ANTOINE BOURBELLE scv[ ]", on sunburst "CEM PERP", and under superstructure "ROBERT DANIS ARCTE ANTOINE BOURDELLE SCVR".
Stamped on rim "BRONZE".
Obverse: Appears to be a triangle with cross form inside (artist's monogram).
1996, Stephen K. Scher; 1996, gift of Stephen K. Scher to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 22, 1996)
Gift of Stephen K. Scher