Joan of 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 1965.16.77 Not currently on view
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This artist’s uniface sample represents Paul Manship’s alternate design for a medal honoring Joan of Arc (1412-1431). The teenaged maiden dressed as a man in order to convince the Dauphin of France that she could prevail against the English in the Hundred Years’ War.
Object - weapon - sword
Religion - saint - St. Joan of Arc
sculpture - medal-sample
metal - bronze