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

"Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inherit the Earth"
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Artist
Michael Lantz, born New Rochelle, NY 1908-died New London, CT 1988
Founder
Medallic Art Company
Commissioner
Society of Medallic Arts
Date
1948
Type
Sculpture-Medal
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
1972.167.36
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.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Painting and Sculpture