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Prometheus medal
  • Joseph Emile Renier
    active: United States
  • Prometheus medal, 1941
  • 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
  • 1954.0106

Recto: Image of nude man (Prometheus) on one knee. Arms and legs are shackled and chained to a rock structure. At CR there is an eagle with wings spread, right wing around the back of man and left wing covering the left leg of man. Text at TC, CR, and CL.

Verso: Image of woman with long hair, eyes closed and holding child. Text at CR and CL.