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Commemorative Medal

1919 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 1/8 in. (8.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.83 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 4


Luce Center Label

Paul Manship’s medal commemorates the visit to the United States in 1919 of Dr. Epitacio M. Pessoa, president-elect of Brazil. Dr. Pessoa arrived in New York City, then traveled to Boston and Washington, D.C., in ceremonial appearances meant to solidify relations between Brazil and the United States. On the reverse, a freighter riding the waves symbolizes the raw materials (rubber, oil, and rope fiber) provided to the United States by its trading partner.

Keywords

Allegory - quality - harmony

Allegory - quality - justice

Mythology - classical - Concordia

Object - other - cornucopia

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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