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Medal - Wireless

Wireless

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1927 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dammann, Paul Marcel, born 1885 - died 1939 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs Ann Hull Grundy

  • Museum number:

    A.4-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal is a good example of the way in which French artists tried, in the inter-war years, to adapt classical mythology to the representation of contemporary technology. Here Iris, messenger of the gods, trips her way through the clouds with the zodiac behind her, drawing radio waves through the firmament.

Physical description

Obverse, full length figure of Iris, the background a section of the zodiac. Inscription: 'IRIS', 'P.M. DAMMANN' and '1927'.
Reverse, the globe enclosed in a microphone against a background of stars. Inscription.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1927 (made)

Artist/maker

Dammann, Paul Marcel, born 1885 - died 1939 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'IRIS' [and] 'P.M. DAMMANN' [and] '1927'.
obverse

'TSF'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.3 cm, Weight: 136.4 g

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1980.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Wireless, French, by Paul Marcel Dammann (1885-1939), about 1927

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Female figure; Stars; Globe; Microphone

Categories

Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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