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American Institute Award Medal

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1884
DIMENSIONS 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (6 x 6 x 0.6 cm)
SIGNATURE On obverse, in relief at lower left along bottom of ledge: "G. H. LOVETT N. Y."
INSCRIPTIONS (see Description)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of E.A. Meister
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CAPTION American Institute Award Medal, 1884. Bronze, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (6 x 6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of E.A. Meister, 50.105.174. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal. Obverse: Seated allegorical female figure of America holding liberty cap and pole and offering laurel wreath with eagle atop national shield, surrounded by wheat sheaves, spinning wheel, plow, cornucopia and other instruments, sailing ship on horizon; legend in relief: "AMERICAN INSTITUTE / NEW-YORK." Reverse: Laurel wreath framing legend in relief, "THE MEDAL OF SUPERIORITY / AWARDED TO" and engraved inscription, "Theo. C. Bates, / for / Corsets. / 1884"
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