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Rare Bronze Paperweight Celebrating 500th Anniversary of Leipzig Univ, 1909



Depicting two male nudes lifting a garland framing Medieval images of the two patron saints of Leipzig University -- St. Laurentius and John the Baptist -- this rare and beautiful bronze relief was sculpted by Max Lange in 1909. The University, the second oldest in Germany, was founded in 1409, prompting the issue of this bronze 500 years later. The reverse side depicts a nude, bearded figure of knowledge and learning. Another example of this bronze is held by the American Numismatic Society in New York. Bronze works by Lange are extremely rare.


  • Creator
    Max Lange (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Width: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)Depth: 0.38 in. (9.66 mm)
  • Style
    Beaux Arts (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86513045482

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