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University of Pennsylvania Medal for Merit in Architectural Ornament

n.d. Albert Laessle Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1877 Died: Miami, Florida 1954 silver 1/4 x 2 x 2 in. (0.5 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1971.119.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A


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For the obverse of this medal, Albert Laessle borrowed elements from Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek carved reliefs to evoke the great historical periods of architecture.

Keywords

Figure male - elderly - full length

sculpture - medal

metal - silver

relief

About Albert Laessle

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1877 Died: Miami, Florida 1954

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