Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Genesis medal
  • Adolph Alexander Weinman
    born: Karlsruhe, Germany ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Genesis medal, 1949
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0076

Recto: Image of God creating Man. God is shirtless and holds the left hand of man and motions with his right hand. Man is nude and holding up right arm. Sunburst at LL. Text at bottom.

Verso: Draped figure is seated, rests arm on tree and holds spool of thread in right hand. At UR an angel holds the winding thread.