Georges Petit (Belgian (Liége), born in 1879)
Object Place: Europe, Belgium
Diameter and weight: 71 mm (2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal. Lettered edge “LISSOR 159 LIÉGE”.
Obverse: Man standing at proper left, wearing laureate wreath and flowing drapery reaching out to woman crouching at proper right who is also draped in flowing fabric and placing he arms on his shoulders; inscribed above “LA BELGIQVE SE SOVVIENDRA”, at proper left, a “J” and “L” incised within a circle, separated by vertical line, and below in script “Georges Petit.1916”.
Reverse: The prow of an oceanliner with cityscape and statue of liberty behind; inscribed on hull “COMM.FOR RELIEF/IN BELGIUM”, and below a “J” and “L” incised within a circle, separated by vertical line and “G.P.”.
Inscribed on edge "LISSOR 159 LIÉGE".
Obverse: Inscribed above "LA BELGIQVE SE SOVVIENDRA", at proper left, a "J" and "L" incised within a circle, separated by vertical line, and below in script "Georges Petit.1916".
Reverse: Inscribed on hull "COMM.FOR RELIEF/IN BELGIUM", and below a "J" and "L" incised within a circle, separated by vertical line and "G.P.".
By 1921, Dupriez (Brussels); 1921, sold by Dupriez to MFA for $2. (Accession Date: December 1921)
Deposited by the Boston Atheneum