Robert Lovett (American, 1796-1874). <em>American Institute Award Medal</em>, 1841 medal designed; 1859 issued. Silver, Medal: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, 67.226. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.226_front_PS2.jpg)

American Institute Award Medal

Artist:Robert LovettAmerican

Medium: Silver

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Dates:1841 medal designed; 1859 issued

Dimensions: Medal: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm) Box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. (7 x 7 x 1.3 cm)


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

Accession Number: 67.226

Image: 67.226_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular medal with presentation box. Obverse: in relief, scene of female allegorical figure (Columbia) seated facing left, holding wreath and pole topped by pileus; flanked by eagle atop crest and cornucopia at right and spinning wheel and sheaves of wheat at left, sailing ship in background; text around edge, "AMERICAN INSTITUTE / NEW YORK." Reverse: register for inscription bordered by wreath of laurel leaves and "AWARDED TO." Presentation box: square hinged box covered in maroon-colored leather, lined inside with white satin on lid and blue velvet on box. Condition: good, tarnished.

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