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Project for an Award Medal for the Schools of the French Republic, 1886

  • biscuit
  • 113.5 mm
  • Inv. 1911-DZ

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This design for a medal was executed by Oscar Roty in 1886 and was intended as a prize medal for schools of the French Republic. The piece in white Sèvres biscuit depicts a helmeted woman with cuirass, as a symbol of the Republic. An appropriate reverse was engraved for each occasion. In 1895, this unchanged design was used as the obverse for a piece concerning the Fifth Congress of the Prison Service, with a view of Paris on the reverse and an adapted inscription.

Artist

Oscar Roty RKD Wikidata
Paris 1846 - Paris 1911
medalistsAAT

Sèvres
workshop / studio

Title Project for an Award Medal for the Schools of the French Republic
Date 1886
Period 19th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription on the front, around the bust: REPVBLIQVE FRANçAISE SEVRES
Collection medals AAT
Object type award medal
Inventory number 1911-DZ
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1911-DZ
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8262/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 44A5 symbols of particular nations, states, districts, etc. Iconclass
44A51 personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. Iconclass
44A51(MARIANNE) personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (MARIANNE) Iconclass
44C11 patriotism Iconclass
49 education, science and learning Iconclass
49A education Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
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