Carnegie Art Insitute medal
Bronze; suede, silk
case: 5 x 5 x 1 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm )
diameter: 3 7/16 in. ( 8.7 cm )
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.
Gift of Mrs. W.S. Kendall
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