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Rebild National Park Society, Danish Crest, Mold, [Plaster]

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Title

Rebild National Park Society, Danish Crest, Mold, [Plaster]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

Danish State Crest from Rebild American Independence Day Medal. Plaster, iron rods and sisal the yellowish color is from the shellac used to seal the plaster.

Fredericks was proud of his Danish-Norwegian heritage and created a medal for the Rebild National Park Society in Jutland, Denmark to honor friendship between the United States and Denmark. The Rebild National Park was purchased by Danish-born Americans to be a site for annual reunions and deeded to the Danish government in 1912.

This crest mold is one section of the medallion "face." The mold is in poor condition as damage and cracks are visible and clay fills in some missing areas. Sisal, a strong plant fiber, has been mixed with the plaster and applied over the iron rods for strength and reinforcement. The plaster surface is discolored by shellac which is used as a releasing agent.


The symbolism of the crest is three lions which represent the arms for Denmark; 9 hearts which are often described as water-lily leaves and a crown at the top. An image of the complete medallion is pictured in Marshall M. Fredericks, Sculptor on page 223.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1972

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Type

Sculpture
Relief Sculpture
Mold

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Mold Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

19" x 13.5"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

2000.104

Object Location

Storage Room B - F3

Provenance

4/5/1994 Stall A

09/22/2000 gifted to MFSM

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