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National Library, Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian
1910
Louis-Alexandre Bottée (French, 1852–1940)


Object Place: South America, Brazil

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm, 43.94 gm (1 15/16 in., 1.55 oz.)

Accession Number

13.383

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the opening of the new National Library at Rio de Janeiro. Stamped on edge.

Obverse: View of the Library with setting sun behind; inscribed above and in exergue.

Reverse: Winged victory holding chisel in proper right hand and resting proper left hand on an inscribed monument; inscribed below and at edge.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "BIBLIOTHECA NACIONAL" and in exergue "DO·RIO·DE/JANEIRO/---/MDCCCX-MDMX".

Reverse: Inscribed on monument "29/OUTUBRO/1910", below "L.BOTTEE", and at edge "·INAUGURAÇAO·DO·NOVO·EDIFICIO·".

Markings

Stamped on edge "BRONZE".

Credit Line

Gift of National Library, Rio de Janeiro