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Potter-Palmer Gold Medal

Potter-Palmer Gold Medal
Potter-Palmer Gold Medal
Title
Potter-Palmer Gold Medal
Date 
1910
Medium 
Gold; leather, silk
Dimensions 
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 )
Description 
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
Object Number 
1956.209
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group