Artist Anton Scharff (Austrian, 1845–1903)
Object Place: Europe, Austria
Diameter and weight: 45 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal with a square cut-out at center, commemorating the Vienna Kunstlerfest.
Obverse: Two figures dressed in Asian costume standing in interior with a “D” above a two-headed eagle emblem below.
Reverse: Two Asian dragons with a emblem at center; and inscribed at proper left in German but in a front resembling Asian calligraphy.
Reverse: Inscribed at proper left, written top to bottom and right to left "[ ]SCH[ ]AS/BALL/D[ ]IENER/KUNSTLER/HAUSES/29[or 24]FEB./189[or 4]2".
1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund