Brooklyn Institute Medal
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
On obverse, bottom center: "FURST"
Engraved on reverse in blank: "Awarded to / W. Libby / for a Painting / 22d. Feby. 1845"
H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Moritz Furst (American, born Hungary, 1782-died after 1841). Brooklyn Institute Medal, ca. 1845. Gold-plated metal, 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 75.24.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.24.2_top_PS2.jpg)
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Circular medal. Obverse: scene with seated, classicized allegorical female figure at right, crowning young boy holding book with wreath; other youths engaged in scholarly pursuits in landscape; round temple atop steep mountain at left; allegorical figure of Fame blowing trumpet flying in sky; text at top, "BROOKLYN INSTITUTE" (engraved) and at bottom, "NEW-YORK" (struck). Reverse: branches of oak and other plant encircle blank space with inscription, text struck at top, "KNOWLEDGE IS POWER"
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