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Appeal to the Great Spirit

1954? Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze on marble base 6 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (15.8 x 10.0 x 9.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.66 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


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Appeal to the Great Spirit may have been inspired by a sculpture of the same name by Cyrus Dallin, which shows a Native American man on a horse, appealing to the sky. Paul Manship used the same gesture in this sculpture, which evokes a sense of desperation and futility, as if the man and boy have nowhere left to turn.

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian

Figure group - male and child

Figure group - male and child - nude

Recreation - church - prayer

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

cast

About Paul Manship

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

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