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Science Medal Award

1951 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 plaster mold/cast 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.21 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 11


Luce Center Label

Anthony de Francisci created this mold from his original plaster design for the Science Medal. Intermediate molds like this one allowed the sculptor to change and refine the design without losing the original. This particular mold carries a lengthy inscription, which was much easier to cut into plaster than to sculpt in relief.

Keywords

Object - written matter

sculpture - relief

plaster

cast

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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