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Flight of Night

1916 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Roman Bronze Works (Founder) bronze 18 x 14 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (45.7 x 36.2 x 10.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.25 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship often used a flying figure to symbolize the passage of time. The woman in Flight of Night is probably Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and moon, who was chased from the sky every morning by her twin brother, Apollo.

Keywords

Allegory - time - night

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About Paul Manship

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

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