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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The commemorative medal depicts a bust image of Matthew Fontaine Maury, one of the founders of oceanography, on its obverse. The reverse depicts and image of a blue whale diving into the ocean. To the whale's proper right, a man is shown walking on the bow of a ship and an octopus dives at its side. To its proper left, two divers and a school of fish swim underwater. A second ship is shown in the background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1974

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1806 1873 / MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY reverse: SCIENCE MAN / OCEAN 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

3154.7

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.

Matthew Fontaine Maury Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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