102579 | SWEDEN. Swedish Pavilion bronze Medal.
102579 | SWEDEN. Swedish Pavilion bronze Medal. Issued 1925 for the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris from March-October (44mm, 42.32 g, 12h).
PAVILION NATIONAL DE LA SUÉDE PARIS, female figure, draped and wearing Corinthian helmet, standing facing, head lowered left, holding spear and temple model // PAR LABEUR - ET PAR GÉNIE, seminude figure standing left, head lowered and holding lit lamp. Edge: C. C. SPORRONG & CO.
Choice Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with a lighter olive nature upon the higher points. Fairly rare and extremely interesting artistry.
The Swedish Pavilion at the expo's grounds was designed by architect Carl Bergsten, and featured a heavy use of Neoclassicism despite the expo itself being defined by the much more en vogue Art Deco. Bergsten's tetrastyle temple can even be seen on the obverse of this medal, being held by the Neoclassically-styled female figure of Athena/Minerva.
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