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"Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth"

1948 Michael Lantz Born: New Rochelle, New York 1908 Died: New London, Connecticut 1988 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.36 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 5


Luce Center Label

Research has not revealed the purpose behind this medal designed by Michael Lantz. The inscription comes from the Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the New Testament, and it is possible that the medal was commissioned in response to the tragedy of the Second World War.

Keywords

Animal - horse

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Figure group - male

Literature - Bible

Religion - New Testament - Christ

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Michael Lantz

Born: New Rochelle, New York 1908 Died: New London, Connecticut 1988

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