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The obverse bears phoenix perched on three-objective microscope. Various life-forms around, DNA spirals at bottom left and right. Around, THE PHOENIX SYMBOLIZES THE REUNION OF ZOOLOGY / FROM ITS SEPARATE SPECIALTIES. The reverse bears the text XVI / INTERNATIONAL / CONGRESS OF / ZOOLOGY / WASHINGTON / 20-27 AUGUST / 1963.
The motif was designed to be the emblem of the 16th International Congress for Zoology. The Congress met in Washington, DC during the week of August 20-27 in 1963. Inspired by Gerard Piel and rendered by Rudolf Freund (Peabody Museum, Yale University) the design was also used for a medal that was handed out at the President's reception in the National Gallery of Art. Karen Worth was chosen to translate Mr. Freund's design into medallic sculpture.
The medal was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York but the mintage is not reported.
Sourced from the Proceedings of the XVI International Congress of Zoology.
This medal was chosen as the 67th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1963.
The obverse bears a star-shaped man soaring into space. Around, AD ASTRA PER ASPERA; in right field, K. WORTH © 1963
The reverse bears man and woman advancing under the aegis of benign spirit holding blazing star. Around the spirit, THE SPIRIT OF THE SPACE AGE
The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York. It is reported to have struck 960 pieces in bronze.
This was the tenth of the prestigious Brookgreen Gardens member medals, issued in 1982.
The obverse bears Pygmalion, a legendary king of Cyprus, who carved the figure of a beautiful maiden and immediately fell in love with it. Around, PYGMALION AND GALATEA; in exergue, KAREN (crossed mallets) WORTH.
The reverse bears Orpheus who was celebrated in Greek Literature as the outstanding poet of his age. Above, BROOKGREEN GARDENS (flower) SOUTH CAROLINA; in exergue, ORPHEUS
Karen Worth created a beautiful medal that represents Brookgreen Gardens like few others. The obverse captures the exact moment when the statue comes alive, representing the merging of sculpture and nature. The reverse depicts a great poet surrounded by native South Carolina wildlife, again expressing how nature and art are combined by Brookgreen Gardens.
The medal measures 76mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company.
This medal was chosen as the 126th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1993.
The obverse bears cherub with fiery sword standing over muscular Adam with monkey on his knee; Eve holding apple, serpent holding apple below. Aat lower left, signed KAREN WORTH
The reverse bears angel plunging from sky, skewering sinner with lightning bolt in pit if hell.
The medal measures 102mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company. Production numbers were not reported.
The obverse bears flying figure, with stretched out arms strapped to stylized wings, trailing shock waves as in illustrations of supersonic flight; stylized sun at left. Across bottom, MILLENIUM / 2000; signed at bottom, KAREN WORTH © 2000
The reverse bears male, female, child and baby set into elliptical electron orbits of nuclear model. Background covered by incuse legend consisting of language names followed by that language's word for 2,000.
The edge is marked at 6:00, CRECO IND. DANBURY CT
The figure on the obverse might well be a jet-age Icarus who is about to have his wings stripped by pushing through the sound barrier.
The medal measures 73mm in diameter and is struck in bronze.
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