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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse features the left-side profile of Phillips Brooks, an American Episcopal clergyman. A Christian cross is also pictured to the right of his profile. The medal's reverse depicts the figure of a man (presumably God) with his arms outstretched. Whimsical swirls surround heavenly bodies in the background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1965

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / 19©65 / PHILLIPS BROOKS / 1835 / 1893 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY reverse: IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH / בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית [In the Beginning in Hebrew] / ABRAM BELSKIE Sc. 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

3154.15

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.

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

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