Bronze, UNC, struck by the Medallic Art Company, Danbury, CT
73 mm (2-7/8”), High Relief
HISTORY: Sculptor Donald De Lue (1897–1988) was a prolific artist who maintained a career through commissions for large-scale sculptures that he intended to last for thousands of years. De Lue made sculptures for Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast of France and for the Federal Court Building in Philadelphia, PA. He created the Boy Scout Memorial Tribute in Washington, DC; the Harvey Firestone Memorial in Akron, OH; and “George Washington Kneeling at Prayer at Valley Forge, Pa.” His medals are also sculpted on monumental themes, projecting a grand scale, as this 1957 Society of Medalists issue #56 implies.
OBVERSE: This image was inspired by Psalms 8 with God in the heavens among the sun, the moon, and the stars. “WHAT IS MAN THAT THOU ART MINDFUL OF HIM” (Psalms 8:4) rings the medal.
REVERSE: “IN THE IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE HIM” (Genesis 1:27) shows the image of God, holding up a lump of clay with the newly formed man.
EDGE: “THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 56th ISSUE–NOV 1957 DONALD DELUE SC. MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE”