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Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
9 1/2 in. (24.2 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1919
Luce Center Label:
Congress authorized the United States Navy Distinguished Service Medal on February 4, 1919. The medal is awarded for meritorious service in the Navy, whether in combat or noncombat operations. This is a large-scale replica of an alternate design by Paul Manship and may have been created as an artist’s sample or to hang in an officer’s quarters. The American eagle appears on the obverse and Poseidon’s trident on the reverse. The pendant medal hangs from a bar sculpted in the shape of a military ship supported by two dolphins.
Topic:
Animal\bird\eagle  Search this
Architecture\boat\ship  Search this
Animal\dolphin  Search this
Allegory\civic\military  Search this
Object\other\wreath  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.134
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.134