Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Jean Dassier
    born: Geneva, Switzerland ; died: Geneva, Switzerland
  • medal, 1736
  • Where object was made: France
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 5.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0127

Recto: Bust of male facing foreward wearing a large collar and drapery. Man has long hair and appears to be smiling. Text surrounds image.

Verso: At center there is an image of two snakes winding around a rod, most likely representing the staff of Caduceus. At CR there is an olive branch and a fruit horn. At CL there is another olive branch, painting instruments, an anchor, and sword. Directly behind the staff is a sphere. Text above and below image.