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  • Karl May.  Undated (1915). 

    STURM (Attack).  Single-sided cast bronze, blackened, vertical oval; 61.4 x 126.6 mm, 124.04 g.  Fast gußfrich (near as cast), slight flaking of patina.  Very rare.

    Personification of Death as animated, naked cadaver, skeletonized face, ribs, hands and feet, crowned with laurel wreath, running to left, carrying large, billowing flag while looking backward and beckoning followers forward.  In background mass of German infantry advancing to left; title inscription in exergue; artist's monogram linked KM in cartouche upper right edge.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XV: 81.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 37, no. 263.

    Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 137, 1090.

    Cf: Feldmann, Achim.  2012.  "Karl May: Bildhauer, Medailleur und Schmuckkünstler in München und Erlangen (Teil 2)", in: MGM Joker KG, Feiner und alter und antike Schmuck.  Aus Privatbesitz, Katalog XXI, München (2012), p. 6.
     
    Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A. Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg.  2016. p 279, 22.29.

    One of the series of seven "Totentanz" medals by Karl May.  See previous post.
Sturm
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Karl May.  Undated (1915). 

STURM (Attack).  Single-sided cast bronze, blackened, vertical oval; 61.4 x 126.6 mm, 124.04 g.  Fast gußfrich (near as cast), slight flaking of patina.  Very rare.

Personification of Death as animated, naked cadaver, skeletonized face, ribs, hands and feet, crowned with laurel wreath, running to left, carrying large, billowing flag while looking backward and beckoning followers forward.  In background mass of German infantry advancing to left; title inscription in exergue; artist's monogram linked KM in cartouche upper right edge.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1915.  Kriegsmedaillen bayerischer Künstler, pl. XV: 81.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 37, no. 263.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 137, 1090.

Cf: Feldmann, Achim.  2012.  "Karl May: Bildhauer, Medailleur und Schmuckkünstler in München und Erlangen (Teil 2)", in: MGM Joker KG, Feiner und alter und antike Schmuck.  Aus Privatbesitz, Katalog XXI, München (2012), p. 6.
 
Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A. Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg.  2016. p 279, 22.29.

One of the series of seven "Totentanz" medals by Karl May.  See previous post.
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