Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Chester Beach
    born: San Francisco, California, United States ; active: United States
  • medal, 1937
  • 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
  • 1954.0096

Recto: Pictured in center is an old man with beard and long hair. He is carrying over his shoulder what appears to be his dead son. There are dead men lying on the ground and birds flying at the TL. Text at top of image.

Verso: Image of five young men carrying their dead father. The deceased appears to be dressed in ceremonial garb. The youngest boy walks in front and holds a wreath. Text at top of image.