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Bruxelles Exposition Universelle Commemorative Plaquette

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonnetain, Armand, born 1883 - died 1973 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.21-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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This is a commemorative plaquette for the Brussels International Exhibition of 1935.
It is made by Armand Bonnetain (1883-1973), in Belgium, in 1935.

Physical description

Obverse: Four winged allegorical figures, all left facing flying over the skyline of Brussels. From left, Ingenium holds a flaming cup, Intellectus holds a book, Ars holds a statuette, Industria holds a cog. A banner around is inscribed.
Reverse: a semi-nude allegorical female figure flying from left to right on a cloud, holds a garland of flowers, a laurel wreath and a palm leaf above a rectangular and convex shape. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Bonnetain, Armand, born 1883 - died 1973 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'BRUSSEL BRUXELLES'
'INGENIVM / INTELLECTVS / ARS / INDVSTRIA / EXPOSITION.UNIVERSle ET.INTERNATIONALE 1935 ALGEMEENE.WERELD TENTOONSTELLING / BONNETAIN'
'SCIENTIAE / LABORI / ARTIBVS BONNETAIN'

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm, Width: 7.9 cm, Depth: 0.2 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Bruxelles Exposition Universelle Commemorative Plaquette, by Armand Bonnetain, Belgian, 1935

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Book; Banner; Statuette; Cog; Ingenium; Intellectus; Ars; Industria

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection code

SCP

Qr_O311632
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