About this object

Medal commemorating Napoleon's conquest of Lower Egypt, year 7.
Obverse: Recumbent male represents the river Nile, its tributaries are represented by children playing, one with a crocodile, the Nile is leaning on a sphinx and supports a figure representing fecundity and holds a wheat sheaf. Inscription beneath reads: CONQUÊTE DE LA BONNE EGYPTE. ANS VII.
Reverse: Giza Pyramids.
Authority: Government of France....

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    French
  • Artist/Maker
    Brunet-Denon, Vivant-Jean; Galle, Andre
  • Place made
    Europe: Western Europe: France
  • Date made
    1814 AD about
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of John Mather
  • Collector
    John Mather
  • Place collected
    Europe: Western Europe: France
  • Date collected
    1873
  • Measurements
    x 33 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    Vivant-Jean Brunet-Denon (Artist/maker); Andre Galle (Artist/maker); John Mather (Collector, previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • 'Napoleonic Memorabilia', in Margaret Gibson and Susan Wright (editors) Joseph Mayer of Liverpool 1803-1886

    Collins, Irene

    Author: Collins, Irene
    Publisher: Society of Antiquaries in association with National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
    Date: 1988
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Mather

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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