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Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
overall: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 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 reverse. The eight spokes of the ship’s wheel repeat the eight points of the stylized compass on the obverse.
Topic:
Allegory\civic\military  Search this
Emblem\military insignia  Search this
Emblem\seal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.140
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.140