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Archeology, 1902

  • bronze
  • 50.7 x 70.7 mm
  • Inv. 1909-KK

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This plaque by French medallist Séraphin Emile Vernier, allegorically represents archaeology. The obverse shows an idealised depiction of a female nude surrounded by excavated objects. The woman stands knee-deep in the excavation and holds a vase in her hand. With this plaque, Vernier was represented at the Salon of the Medal during the 1910 World's Fair in Brussels.


Emile-Séraphin Vernier VIAF
Paris 1852 - Paris 1927

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

Title Archeology
Date 1902
Period 20th century
Location Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription and signature on the front side: ARCHÉO / LOGIE ; SE . VERNIER
monogram on the reverse: E V
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1909-KK
Acquisition credit purchase
Monnaie de Paris
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41D283 mask Iconclass
47D8(PICKAXE) tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: pickaxe Iconclass
48C161 column, pillar ~ architecture Iconclass
49K1 history and archaeology Iconclass
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Bruxelles : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p.88, nr. 144 (188))
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