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Object ID 1958.004.057
Object Name Medallion
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of H. Gregg Danby in Memory of J. Kenneth Danby
Date 1777
Artist Jean-Baptiste Nini
Made Jean -Baptiste Nini
Makers mark Marked: "Nini / 1777" below the figure's shoulder. Also marked with a shield emblazoned with a hand holding a rod and thunderbolt surrounded by a crown.
Description Circular terracotta bas relief commemorative medallion with a bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin in profile facing left and wearing a fur cap. The portrait is surrounded by text: "B. Franklin" (on left) and "Americain" (on right). Several decorative moldings surround the central image.

Dimensions D-0.5 Dia-4.625 inches
Subjects Commemoration
Search Terms Benjamin Franklin
Jean-Baptist Nini
Material Terracotta
Place of Origin France