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  • Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von  1918 

    TRIUMPHUS ∙ MORTIS ∙ IN ∙ BELLO ∙ MCMXIV ∙ XVIII (Triumph of Death in War 1914 - 18). Cast bronze,  68mm, 96.22 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

    Obverse: Death portrayed as skeleton wearing iron crown, carrying scythe on gaunt horse riding to right over landscape of skulls and writhing snakes; artist's monogram, encircled, ligatured ƎE upper left. 

    Reverse: crowned skull, full face, on iron-crowned shield on laurel wreath encircled by title legend.

    Cf: Schulman.  1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 96, 887; pl. XIX.

    Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 199: 1923.


    Design of obverse closely based on Albrecht Dürer's drawing in British Museum, inventory no. 1895-9-15-971.
Triumph of Death
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Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von  1918 

TRIUMPHUS ∙ MORTIS ∙ IN ∙ BELLO ∙ MCMXIV ∙ XVIII (Triumph of Death in War 1914 - 18). Cast bronze,  68mm, 96.22 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Death portrayed as skeleton wearing iron crown, carrying scythe on gaunt horse riding to right over landscape of skulls and writhing snakes; artist's monogram, encircled, ligatured ƎE upper left. 

Reverse: crowned skull, full face, on iron-crowned shield on laurel wreath encircled by title legend.

Cf: Schulman.  1919.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 96, 887; pl. XIX.

Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 199: 1923.


Design of obverse closely based on Albrecht Dürer's drawing in British Museum, inventory no. 1895-9-15-971.
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