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Religious Medal with the Three Magi

  • bronze
  • 63.6 mm
  • Inv. 1911-AJ

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This religious medal depicts the Adoration of the Magi. The depiction is elaborate in depth. On the left, Mary sits with halo, the Child on her lap; on the right, the three kings offer gifts. The reverse shows the three kings' crowns with their respective names. This medal was designed by German medallist Maximilian Dasio and exhibited at the Salon of the Medal during the 1910 World Fair in Brussels.


Maximilian Dasio Wikidata RKD
Munich 1965 - Oberammergau 1954

Title Religious Medal with the Three Magi
Period 20th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription on the front side: M . DASIO . PIC .
inscription on the reverse: . s . c a s p e r . . s c . m e l c h i / o r . s c t . b a l t h / a s a r
Collection medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-AJ
Acquisition credit gift
Société Gantoise des Amis de la Médaille
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11F4 Madonna: i.e. Mary with the Christ-child Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B57 adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh) Iconclass
73B591 (later life of) Melchior, the bearded 'Asian' king Iconclass
73B592 (later life of) Caspar, the youthful 'European' king Iconclass
73B593 (later life of) Balthasar, the 'African' (negro) king 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. 19, cat. 11 (6/126))
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