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Reference:5161 Maya Medal: 'The Dark One', 1988

Naked female figure to left / Image in reverse. MAYA MEDAL ON THE DARK ONE.

By Dhruva Mistry. (signed: D. MISTRY 1988).

Bronze, cast. 128 mm.

Condition: Extremely fine


The medal was issued by the British Art Medal Society and produced in an edition limited to 56 medals, all of which were given a naturalistic green patina. The artist describes Maya in India as being interpreted as illusion, dream or mirage, apart from its use as a female name. The Dark One explores some of the qualities of this nature enhancing visual perception.

Dhruva Mistry (b. 1957) studied at the Royal College of Art and has been sculptor in residence at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


The Medal 13 (1988), pp. 126-27.