Koloniale Tentoonstelling Semarang 1914 [Colonial Exhibition Semarang 1914]

 
Koloniale Tentoonstelling Semarang 1914 [Colonial Exhibition Semarang 1914]
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  • Title :     Koloniale Tentoonstelling Semarang 1914 [Colonial Exhibition Semarang 1914]
  • Artist:     J.C. (Johannes Cornelis) Wienecke Designer Rijksmunt (Royal Mint) Manufacturer, possibly
  • Accession:     TD1990.84.35
  • Country:     Netherlands Utrecht, possibly
  • Date:     1914
  • Dimensions:     Inches 2-3/8 diameter, Centimeters 6.0 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     Exhibition/Events , Colonialism , World's Fairs and Expositions , Indonesia , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.84.35 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1990.84.35 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Colonialism~World's Fairs and Expositions
Description:
Circular silver medal with obverse depicting a Javanese bride dressed in traditional costume seated under an elaborate archway decorated with eastern fabulous animals (makara-heads on the sides, a demon's eyes top center); flowers (lotus/waterlily) hanging to the left and right; reverse depicts laurel around the rim; medal advertises the colonial exhibition in Semarang (Dutch East Indies).