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Lucifer

1956 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze and quartz on wood base 7 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (19.7 x 18.2 x 12.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.61 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

This sculpture shows the rebellious angel Lucifer, who, according to medieval Christian legend, was banished from heaven and sent to rule the underworld. The purple quartz of the base grows darker toward the bottom, emphasizing the angel’s descent into the darkness of hell.

Keywords

Religion - Satan

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - amethyst

wood

cast

About Paul Manship

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

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