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Jeanne d'Arc Medal

1915 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.76 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship’s Jeanne d’Arc medal was created to benefit the Italian War Relief Committee. The reverse depicts Joan of Arc being burned in 1431 for having challenged the authority of the Church. The “Maid of Orleans” was convicted of heresy for claiming that God spoke directly to her, commanding Joan to save France from the English invaders. As Joan suffers at the stake, a hand reaches from the clouds to lift her soul into heaven.

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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