Science Medal Award

  • Anthony de Francisci, Science Medal Award, 1951, plaster mold/cast, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.21

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Anthony de Francisci created this mold from his original plaster design for the Science Medal. Intermediate molds like this one allowed the sculptor to change and refine the design without losing the original. This particular mold carries a lengthy inscription, which was much easier to cut into plaster than to sculpt in relief.

Title
Science Medal Award
Artist
Date
1951
On View
Dimensions
4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster mold/cast
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter
Object Number
1966.51.21
Palette
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