Medallic Art Company, Society of Medallic Arts, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Waterhole, Africa, 1943, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.1
Anna Hyatt Huntington favored animals as subjects for her work because she felt they had as much personality as human models. She was inspired by the career of her father, a paleontologist and professor of zoology at Harvard University. On the obverse and reverse, elephants, zebras, and water buffalo share the precious water of a spring in the African savannah.
Medallic Art Company (Founder)Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner)
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1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
- Animal – zebra
- Animal – elephant
- Animal – cattle
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