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Johann Gottfried Schadow

Circular medal of Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764-1850), a German sculptor. Obverse: Profile bust of Johann Gottfried Schadow looking to proper left; inscribed at edge and on bust. Reverse: Elder person seated at center with female personification at proper rigth and another woman at proper...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GOTTFRIED SCHADOW BILDHAUER" and "*GEB D.20 MAI 1764 GEST.D.27 JAN.1850*" and on bust "W.K". Reverse: Inscribed below "G.SCHADOW INV.ET SCULP.IN MARMORE 1790" and in exergue "LONGAEVUM SERVARUNT/PARCAE".


1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

German, 1850

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals