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Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal

1919 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze or copper 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.54.1 Not currently on view


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The Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal honors veterans killed in World War I. The obverse of Paul Manship’s artist’s strike, or sample, shows a winged female figure bestowing a wreath on a cross, suggesting victory over death through faith in Christ. The Latin inscription reads “Lived, Conquered, Shall Live.”

Keywords

Emblem - cross

Figure female - full length

Monument - gravestone

Object - other - wreath

Recreation - church - prayer

Religion - angel

sculpture - medal-sample

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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