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Medal for the Congress of Navigation in Milan in 1905, 1905

  • bronze
  • 44 x 47.7 mm
  • Inv. 1911-CC-1

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This plaque was designed for the 10th Congress of Navigation in Milan in 1905. The two engravers, Bonisegna (obverse) and Castiglione (reverse) linked the event to two great figures of Italian history: Columbus, explorer and Leonardo da Vinci, artist and inventor. The obverse depicts their paired busts; the reverse shows Columbus' sailing ships on one panel and Da Vinci's welcome in a harbour on another. The alternating direction of obverse and reverse is rather unusual in medal art.

Artist

Giannino Castiglioni
Milan 1884 - Lierna 1971
medalistsAAT

Egidio Boninsegna
Milan 1868 - Milan 1929
medalistsAAT

Johnson
workshop / studio

Title Medal for the Congress of Navigation in Milan in 1905
Date 1905
Period 20th century
Location Milan TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription, signature and year on the front side: LEONARDO DA VINCI / CRISTOFORO COLOMBO ; B ; JOHNSON MILANO ; X°. CONGRESSO / INTERNAZIONALE / DI NAVIGAZIONE / MILANO - 1905
inscription on the reverse: NAVIGARE NECESSE ; AFFINCHÈ IL LAVORO DELL' VOMO / PER LE RIGOGLIOSE ARTERIE DEI FIVMI / RINVIGORISCA LE RICCHEZZE NAZIONALI / ED ARRIVI AL LIBERO MARE / ASSOCIATORE DELLA GENTI TVTTE
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-CC-1
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-CC-1
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8221/manifest.json
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Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 46B4941 merchant shipping, shipping trade Iconclass
46C223 harbour Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
46C28 navigation and manoeuvering ~ ship Iconclass
61B2(CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS) historical person (CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS) Iconclass
61B2(LEONARDO DA VINCI) historical person (LEONARDO DA VINCI) Iconclass
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