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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Medal

Object Number: 
1945.249
Date: 
ca. 1883
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "WECKWERTH F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude male bust facing left with legend around line border: "FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY/Geb.d.3.Feb.1809.Gest.d.4.Nov.1847." Reverse bears ornate vignette at center, consisting of lyre emerging from a cloud and decorated with laurel branches; sun emitting rays of light above, two shields below; legend around line border: "ZUM 40 JAHR. JUBILAEUM D.KCL. CONSERVATORIUMS DER MUSIK Z.LEIPZIG D.2.APRIL 1883."
Credit Line: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group