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  • Arnold (Aharon) Zadikow.  1915. 

    "Der Tod läßt Luftschiffe fliegen" (Death releases airships).  Single-sided hollow-cast iron, lightly blackened, delicately oxidized patina, reverse roughly filled in, 73.87 mm, 93.03 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).  Exceptionally rare.

    Death as animate, desiccated cadaver wearing only shorts, seated at left on mountainous landscape, hands manipulating control lines to two dirigibles and an observation balloon at right; year date ・ 1915 ・ in exergue; artist's monogram encircled, interlaced AZ lower left; raised rim.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 64, no. 418.

    Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 100: 777.

    Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 21: no. 32 (iron example).

    Cf: Kaiser, Hans.  1998.  Medaillen, Plaketten, Abzeichen der deutschen Luftfahrt.  Strothotte, p. 116: no. 418 (iron example, medallist only identified as AZ).

    Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p. 272: 22.18 (bronze example).


    Zadikow designed seven single-sided (uniface) medals cast in iron and/or bronze in his "Totentanz" series.
Death releases airships
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Arnold (Aharon) Zadikow.  1915. 

"Der Tod läßt Luftschiffe fliegen" (Death releases airships).  Single-sided hollow-cast iron, lightly blackened, delicately oxidized patina, reverse roughly filled in, 73.87 mm, 93.03 g.  Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast).  Exceptionally rare.

Death as animate, desiccated cadaver wearing only shorts, seated at left on mountainous landscape, hands manipulating control lines to two dirigibles and an observation balloon at right; year date ・ 1915 ・ in exergue; artist's monogram encircled, interlaced AZ lower left; raised rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 64, no. 418.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 100: 777.

Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 21: no. 32 (iron example).

Cf: Kaiser, Hans.  1998.  Medaillen, Plaketten, Abzeichen der deutschen Luftfahrt.  Strothotte, p. 116: no. 418 (iron example, medallist only identified as AZ).

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p. 272: 22.18 (bronze example).


Zadikow designed seven single-sided (uniface) medals cast in iron and/or bronze in his "Totentanz" series.
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