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United States of America--Bronze Cross

n.d. Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (15.9 x 13.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.142 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 9


Luce Center Label

Research has not revealed the purpose for which Paul Manship designed this cross, although the design is very similar to the Navy Cross created by James Earle Fraser after World War I. The trident on the reverse appears as well in Manship’s design for the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal (see 1965.16.97), created in 1919. The Medal of Honor, the Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal are the highest awards earned in the United States Navy.

Keywords

Allegory - place - America

Allegory - religion

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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