Carnegie Art Insitute medal

Carnegie Art Insitute medal
Carnegie Art Insitute medal
Title
Carnegie Art Insitute medal
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Bronze; suede, silk
Dimensions 
case: 5 x 5 x 1 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm ) diameter: 3 7/16 in. ( 8.7 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing stylized female head with elaborate eagle headdress, facing left; legend: "HONOS ALIT ARTES." Reverse shows central roundel flanked by two female figures holding scepters inscribed: "VICTORY," at left, and "INDUSTRY," at right; inscriptions: above, center: "CARNEGIE ART INSTITUTE"; at center, within roundel: "MEDAL/OF HONOR/AWARDED TO/SERGEANT KENDALL/NEW YORK, N.Y./MEDAL OF THE/THIRD/CLASS"; below roundel "PITTSBURGH/OIL PAINTING"; in exergue: "PENNSYLVANIA/VSA"; at left and right of field, vertically: "AD/1900." Rectangular brown suede fitted case with brown silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Object Number 
1956.215
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group