Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Socrates medal
  • Ivan Meštrović
    born: Vrpolje, Croatia ; died: South Bend, Indiana, United States
  • Socrates medal, 1954
  • Where object was made: Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia)
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0174

Recto: Man at CL (identified as Socrates). Man is seated and motioning with his right hand. Three men at CR are side by side and looking at man seated. th eimage depicts man (Socrates) having discussion with his disciples.

Verso: Image of bearded man seated and holding a tablet with his left hand and making marks with his right. At UR there is a man looking to the left. Text at top of image.