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Dionysus medal
  • Paul Manship
    born: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Dionysus medal, 1930
  • 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
  • 1954.0092

Recto: Pictured in center is Greek figure (identified as Dionysus). He has a long beard and what appears to be leaves on top of his head and grapes covering his ears. The text celebrates the disocvery of the uses for the grape.

Verso: In center there are two Satyrs facing each other with hands clasped up above their heads. Both are stomping grapes. At CR and CL there are bunches of grapes with a vine linking them over TC. There is a beading design that surrounds image.