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WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS

Designer:
Henry Kreis (American, 1899–1963)
Date:
1947
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 2-7/8 inches (7.3 cm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of the Society of Medalists, 1948
Accession Number:
48.4.1,2
Not on view
Signature: Signed (reverse): HENRY KREIS

Inscription: Inscriptions (obverse): THE WISE/VIRGINS; (reverse): THE FOOLISH VIRGINS./"NO LIGHT HAD WE. FOR THAT WE DO REPENT,/AND LEARNING THIS THE BRIDEGROOM WILL RELENT./TOO LATE, TOO LATE, YE CANNOT ENTER NOW."/"NO LIGHT, SO LATE, AND DARK AND CHILL THE NIGHT./O LET US IN, THAT WE MAY FIND THE LIGHT./TOO LATE, TOO LATE, YE CANNOT ENTER NOW."/TENNYSON

Marking: Copyright; (edge)THE SOCIETY OF MEDALISTS 36TH ISSUE 1947-HENRY KREIS.SCULPTOR MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
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