Anthony de Francisci, James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse), ca. 1922, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.64
Anthony de Francisci designed a medal to honor James Douglas, founder of the Phelps Dodge Corporation and twice president of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. The medal is awarded to acknowledge accomplishments in nonferrous metallurgy. The reverse shows two classical nudes tending a primitive furnace. Alchemist’s symbols of gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, and tin appear above the rondel.
James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse)
- ca. 1922
- Not on view
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- Occupation – industry – milling
- Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
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