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The Ocean

Obv: Nude male and female figures are caught in a whirlpool / [greek letters spelling OCEAN] (ornament) VORTEX OF BEING (ornament) WELLSPRING OF LIFE (ornament) HIGHWAY OF NATIONS (ornament) SOURCES OF MUSIC AND SONG (ornament) Rev: A face rises out of the ocean with a nautilus shell at the...

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Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems

1913

Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

1989.518

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals