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St. Francis of Assisi medal
  • Pietro Montana
    1890–1978
    born: Italy, Montana, United States
  • St. Francis of Assisi medal, 1957
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.3 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0029
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Two figures on a circular medal. There is a full length male figure on the left kneeing on a square step or pedestal. He is nude with a cloak draped over his shoulders and seen in profile. A full length male figure in a monk’s robes (St. Francis of Assisi) is standing to the left in profile with his left hand touching the other man’s elbow. He is wearing sandals, bald on the top of his head, and his robe has a hood. There is an inscription around the circular edge from lower left to lower right.