Fiat Vita Medal (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Fiat Vita Medal (reverse), 1935, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.32

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Anthony de Francisci’s artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal and depicts the creation of the universe out of a vortex of forces. The sculptor adapted his image from the book of Genesis, in the Old Testament. Research has not yet revealed the source of this commission or the purpose of the medal.

Title
Fiat Vita Medal (reverse)
Artist
Date
1935
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – celestial
Object Number
1966.110.32
Palette
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