Moritz Furst (American, born Hungary, 1782–died after 1841). <em>Brooklyn Institute Medal</em>, 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)

Brooklyn Institute Medal

Artist:Moritz Furst

Medium: Gold-plated metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1845

Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 75.24.2

Image: 75.24.2_top_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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