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Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal (obverse)

1919 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.96 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 4


Luce Center Label

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 holding a sheaf of wheat that symbolizes the harvest of souls and the separation of the righteous from the wicked. The Latin inscription reads “Lived, Conquered, Shall Live.”

Keywords

Fantasy - winged being

Figure female - full length

Object - foliage - palm

Object - other - globe

Object - weapon - sword

sculpture - medal-sample

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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