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Medal
  • Medal
    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941
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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1884-5 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered copper

  • Museum number:

    190-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is the obverse of a Medal, reproduced by the electrotype process in silvered copper. It depicts a female figure representing Chile sits on a throne with an olive-branch in her right hand, and a sword in her left. By her side is a shield with the arms of that republic, and at her back is a condor, perched on a throne, with a star above. To the left, two femaile figures, representing Peru and Bolivia, are doing homage; they hold broken shields, having the arms of those states. At the right is a winged genius holding a flaming torch, and standing by an avil, a cornucopia, a beehive, and emblems of science and art. The exergue is filled with a cartouche bearing the following legend:- CHILE EN PAZ CON EL PERU. I. BOLIVIA 1884.

Physical description

Obverse of a Medal, reproduced by the electrotype process in silvered copper; a female figure representing Chile sits on a throne with an olive-branch in her right hand, and a sword in her left. By her side is a shield with the arms of that republic, and at her back is a condor, perched on a throne, with a star above. To the left, two femaile figures, representing Peru and Bolivia, are doing homage; they hold broken shields, having the arms of those states. At the right is a winged genius holding a flaming torch, and standing by an avil, a cornucopia, a beehive, and emblems of science and art. The exergue is filled with a cartouche bearing the following legend:- CHILE EN PAZ CON EL PERU. I. BOLIVIA 1884. Signed 'Louis Bottée, Sculpteur.'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1884-5 (made)

Artist/maker

Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silvered copper

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.25 in

Object history note

Bought with 191-1896 for £4. 19s. 6d.

Descriptive line

Medal, Peace between Chile, Peru and Bolivia in 1884, obverse only, electrotype, silvered copper, by Louis Alexandre Bottée, French, designed about 1884-5

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. p.30

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Electrotype

Subjects depicted

Cornucopia; Shield; Anvil; Beehive

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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