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Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
overall: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) diam. of medal
Type:
Sculpture-Medal-Sample
Date:
1942
Luce Center Label:
The Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal has been awarded since 1939 to seamen who have distinguished themselves through outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty. Paul Manship’s artist’s strike, or sample, shows a preliminary design for the obverse. In the final medal, the eight points of the stylized compass appear in silver metal.
Topic:
Allegory\civic\military  Search this
Emblem\star  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.139
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.139