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Medal - St Michael and the Devil

St Michael and the Devil

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1951 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fisch, J (founder)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.37-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting St. Michael and the Devil is made possibly by a founder called J. Fisch, in Belgium in ca. 1951.
the medal depicts the winged St. Michael in armour, with a round shield and a cross in his left arm held up to his chest and with a sword pointing downwards in his right hand. He stands on the shoulders of Satan, whose hands are chained together. On the reverse is a town's skyline centred on a church with a tall spire in front of a rising sun.

Physical description

Obvers: the winged St. Michael in armour, with a round shield decorated with a cross in his left arm held up to his chest and with a sword pointing downwards in his right hand, stands on the shoulders of Satan, whose hands are chained together. Inscribed.
Reverse: a town's skyline centred on a church with a tall spire in front of a rising sun, framed by 2 flowers, above a crown and a round cartouche flanked by seated lions with one paw raised, above an olive branch tied with a cascading ribbon. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

ca. 1951 (made)

Artist/maker

Fisch, J (founder)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'GALA/DE LA/PRESSE/A/M.E.STORCK/17-12-1951 / J. FISCH'
reverse

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm, Width: 5.5 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, St. Michael and the Devil, possibly by a founder called J. Fisch, Belgian, ca. 1951

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Shield; Armour; Flowers; Cross; Church; Lions; Olive branch; Sword; Town

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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