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MACO Die Shells: An Essential Stage between Model and Medal


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Die shells are amongst the most understudied components of the medallic art process and available information on them is scant. Their importance in this process, however, cannot be understated. Once an artist sculpts in clay or wax, the steps needed to transform their work into the medallic form is nothing short of incredible. In addition to discussing the various types of die shells produced by the Medallic Art Co., this talk will discuss how they were produced and used by MACO between 1907 and 2017. Presented as part of the Newman Portal Symposium, April 8-10, 2022. Speaker(s): Jesse Kraft .
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