Luce Center Label: Anna Hyatt Huntington favored animals as subjects for her work because she felt they had as much personality as human models. She was inspired by the career of her father, a paleontologist and professor of zoology at Harvard University. On the obverse and reverse, elephants, zebras, and water buffalo share the precious water of a spring in the African savannah.
Founder: Medallic Art Company
Commissioner: Society of Medallic Arts
Object number: 1972.167.1
Dimensions: 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.3 cm) diam.
See more items in: Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department: Painting and Sculpture
On View: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 5
On View: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
On View: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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
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