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Male and Female Figure Medal

ca. 1940-1950 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 white metal gold plated 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.51 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 8


Luce Center Label

Research has not revealed the purpose of the medal for which Anthony de Francisci created this artist’s strike, or sample, but the stylized figures suggest that the image was designed in the 1930s. De Francisci borrowed the classical composition of a pietà, a scene of Mary mourning the crucified Christ.

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About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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