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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The bronze commemorative medal depicts a bust image of Asa Gray (a botanist) surrounded by oak and laurel branches. The reverse features an image of woman dressed in ancient Greek-style clothing kneeling on the ground. In her proper right hand, she holds a quill and writes on paper that is resting on her proper right leg. In her proper left hand, she holds a flower.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1972

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: ASA GRAY / 1810-1888 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 19©72 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.5

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Asa Gray Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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