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Running Atalanta

1958 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 gilded bronze on marble base 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (15.0 x 19.7 x 7.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.80 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Atalanta, the hunter of Greek legend, was a powerful athlete, able to run faster than any competitor. She had been warned against marriage, and so challenged her suitors to a race that if they lost, would result in their deaths. The young man Hippomenes had fallen in love with Atalanta and asked the goddess Venus to help him win the contest. Venus gave him three golden apples, which he dropped during the race to entice Atalanta and slow her down.

Keywords

Figure female - full length

Mythology - classical - Atalanta

Object - toy - ball

Recreation - sport and play - running

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

cast

gilded

About Paul Manship

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

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