Amor Omnia Vincit

  • Robert Aitken, Society of Medallic Arts, Amor Omnia Vincit, 1937, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.22

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The Society of Medalists was established in 1930 and is the oldest medal collectors’ organization in the United States. The sculptor Robert Aitken created this medal, which was the fifteenth issued by the society. On the obverse, a variant of the Latin phrase for “Love Conquers All” appears with a classically inspired figural composition. The English motto on the reverse is not an exact translation of the Latin. Research has not revealed the purpose for which Aitken designed this medal.

Title
Amor Omnia Vincit
Artists
Commissioners
Founder
Date
1937
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – nude
Object Number
1972.167.22
Palette
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