Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Edward MacCartan
    born: Albany, New York, United States
  • medal, 1939
  • 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
  • 1954.0105

Recto: At center there is an image of a woman kneeling and holding a nude child in her left arm. Her right arm is raised, drapery vocers her head, and at her knees there is an object that appears to be a gas mask. At CR there are two pillars. At CL there is a castle and foliage. In background at top there are four mythical figures on horseback riding on top of the clouds. Horseman at CL carrys a scale. Text at BC.

Verso: At center there is a woman wearing a dress and kneeling next to a child. Woman holds a book in her left hand and appears to be showing it to child. There is a fruit basket at the knees of woman. At CR there is foliage and at CL there are tall buildings. At TC there is a sunburst and small clouds.