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Amoris Triumphus Medal

1914 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 in. (7.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.56 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship created this medal to celebrate the birth of his first child, Pauline Frances, in 1914. The Latin inscription on the obverse also appears in French, Spanish, and German manuscripts of the Middle Ages and promises eternal happiness through the love of Christ. The inscription on the reverse, “In love/Isabel & Paul Manship/ Dec. 22,” refers to Manship’s wife, Isabel, and Pauline’s birth date.

Keywords

Allegory - passion - love

Animal - bird - stork

Figure group - family

Performing arts - music - lyre

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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