Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Rene Descartes medal
  • P. Turin
  • Rene Descartes medal, 1937
  • Where object was made: Unknown
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0038

Recto: Bust of man (identified as Renes Descartes). He has long hair and is wearing a coat and tie. Maker's mark at LR.

Verso: At center is what appears to be a large oak tree with roots deep in the ground. There is text running down the tree trunk and on either side. Text surrounds image.