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Art Medal: The Oracle

  • Galvano Bronze
  • Inv. 1911-DN-2

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This medal by Czech sculptor Stanislas Sucharda depicts the Oracle of Delphi in an art nouveau style. The obverse shows the kneeling priestess, the Pythia, in front of a cliff in which a mask-like face has been sculpted. On the reverse, the face is central, with eyes closed. The priestess leans forward and presses her ears against the statue's mouth to listen.

Artist

Stanislas Sucharda RKD
Nová Paka 1866 - Prague 1916
medalistsAAT

Title Art Medal: The Oracle
Period 20th century
Collection medals AAT
Object type art medal
Inventory number 1911-DN-2
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-DN-2
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8246/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 12E25 oracle ~ Greek religion Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
31A32 hearing, listening (one of the five senses) Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
41C12 drinking Iconclass
41D283 mask Iconclass
92B3721 Delphic oracle Iconclass
92B37211 Pythia, priestess of the Delphic oracle Iconclass
School / Style Symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
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. - Brussel : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p. 55)
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