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Potter-Palmer Gold Medal

Object Number: 
Gold; leather, silk
case: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm ) diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Gold struck medal with obverse showing kneeling female figure with painter's palette and brushes, Greek statue and eagle; swags on either side are inscribed: "SCULPTURE," at left, and "PAINTING," at right. Reverse shows polygonal tablet with decorative surround, inscribed: "THE/POTTER-PALMER/GOLD MEDAL/AWARDED TO/SERGEANT/KENDALL/THE.ART.INSTITUTE./OF/CHICAGO/1910." Rectangular dark brown leather case with cream-colored silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group