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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of John Lothrop Motley, an American author who prevented pro-Confederate European intervention during the American Civil War. The reverse depicts a scene where a nude female figure sits with her lap draped with a robe. The figure holds an oil lamp in her proper right hand and her proper left rests on a bound book that a small cherub holds in its hands. A second cherub stands behind the figure with its hands on a small globe. The British Royal Coat of Arms is also pictured just above the figure's proper left arm.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY / 1814 / 1877 / C.P. JENNEWEIN Sc. reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR / GREAT AMERICANS AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©70 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

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

3154.51

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.

John Lothrop Motley Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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