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Medal of Three Friends
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Medal of Three Friends


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This commemorative medal represents three friends--George Hermann, Konrad Mair, and Heinrich Ribisch--who worked for the great German banking family, the Fuggers. On the reverse are their respective coats of arms and a quotation from Psalm 133: "How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." Gebel, a gifted Nuremberg medalist, was able to introduce texture and subtle detail in low relief. Silver gives a sensuous warmth to the surface, but its softness makes it especially susceptible to nicks along the edges.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions How pleasant it is for bretheren to dwell together in unity.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
1531 (Renaissance)
Medium
silver (cast)
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.473
Measurements
1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
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