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Medal

French
Late 19th to early 20th century
Artist Pierre Roche (French, 1855–1922)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2526

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal made for the Amis de Artistes. Stamped “BRONZE” on side.

Obverse Nude boy (possibly Cupid) at center supporting a cornucopia; inscribed at edge “AMICITIA LIBERALITAS” and at proper right “PIERRE ROCHE/CANALE GR.”.

Reverse: Half-length figure at center with head turned toward proper right, wearing a helmet and raising hands over head and with serpents extending from breast-plate; inscribed at edge “JUNCTAS TENEO MANUS ETANIMAS” and “LES AMIS DES ARTISTES”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "AMICITIA LIBERALITAS" and at proper right "PIERRE ROCHE/CANALE GR.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "JUNCTAS TENEO MANUS ETANIMAS" and "LES AMIS DES ARTISTES".

Markings

Stamped "BRONZE" on side.

Provenance

By 1921, Edward R. Warren; 1921, gift of Edward R. Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 3, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward R. Warren