James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse)

  • 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

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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.

Title
James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse)
Artist
Date
ca. 1922
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – industry – milling
  • Figure group – male – nude
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
Object Number
1966.51.64
Palette
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