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The Pursuit Of Immortality: Masterpieces From The Scher Collection Of Portrait Medals

The Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Collection of portrait medals is considered to be the world’s greatest medals collection in private hands. This fully illustrated volume features twenty of the best objects in the collection, with a checklist of one hundred and sixty more, and an essay which highlights why the Scher collection is noted for its comprehensiveness and outstanding quality. An accessible introduction to a remarkable collection, this volume brings to life these masterpieces of small-scale sculpture, compellingly conveying the circumstances of their creation and their historic significance.

Hardcover: 56 pages

Publisher: GILES (May 16, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1911282069

ISBN-13: 978-1911282068

Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 7.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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