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medal
  • Jacques Anton Dassier, artist
    1715–1759
    born: Geneva Switzerland ; died: Copenhagen Denmark
    Jean Dassier, artist
    1676–1763
    born: Geneva, Switzerland ; died: Geneva, Switzerland
  • medal, 1747
  • Where object was made: France
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 5.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0126
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Description

Recto Bust of male figure set in profile and facing left. Man wears a sash over right shoulder, has long hair and wears armor that has beading design at shoulder and neckline. Text surrounds image.

Verso: Image two male figures clasping hands. Male figure at CR wearing helmet, armor, with sword attached at waist. Man wears a long draping cape. At CL a winged figure sits with right arm on top of a shield. Shield is decorated with a fighting lion design. There is a lance on the ground. Text above and below image.