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Jeanne d'Arc Medal

1915 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.75 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship's Jeanne d'Arc medal was created to benefit the Italian War Relief Committee and shows Joan of Arc (1412-1431) dressed in armor and riding into battle in the Hundred Years' War. Above her, an angel bearing a sword represents the faith that enabled the "Maid of Orleans" to conquer her enemies. A rippling banner bears the fleurs-de-lis, symbol of the Dauphin of France, later Charles VII, whom Joan supported against the English.

Keywords

Equestrian

Object - other - wreath

Object - weapon - sword

Religion - angel

Religion - martyr

Religion - saint - St. Joan of Arc

State of being - death - burning at the stake

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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