Medal for the Society of Medalists 32nd Issue, 1945 Sculptor: Berthold Nebel (American, born Switzerland, 1889–1964)
Manufacturer: Medallic Art Company (American, founded 1903)
Manufacturer: Society of Medalists (American, founded 1930)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

196.87 g, 12:00, 73 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

Accession Number

2001.87.6434

Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: American soldier, helmeted and naked from waist, offering cup in l. to wounded soldier reclining l., and grasping him behind the shoulders with his r. Wounderd soldier is bandaged about head and naked from waist, reclining with r. on (?) rucksack. In exergue artist's cartouche ("BN" in circle) and copyright symbol.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: WORLD UNITY - OR OBLIVION horizontally flanking mushroom cloud above sea of nude corpses.
Provenance

Provenance

Yale University Library, New Haven Conn., from about 1945 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 382–83, no. 267
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Object/Work type

medals

Marks

Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE - THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 32nd ISSUE 1945 - BERTHOLD NEBEL SCULPTOR

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