Male and Female Figure Medal

  • Anthony de Francisci, Male and Female Figure Medal, ca. 1940-1950, white metal gold plated, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.51

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Research has not revealed the purpose of the medal for which Anthony de Francisci created this artist’s strike, or sample, but the stylized figures suggest that the image was designed in the 1930s. De Francisci borrowed the classical composition of a pietà, a scene of Mary mourning the crucified Christ.

Title
Male and Female Figure Medal
Artist
Date
ca. 1940-1950
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
white metal gold plated
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.110.51
Palette
Linked Open Data
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