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United States of America--Bronze Star

n.d. Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.135 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A


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The Bronze Star has been awarded since 1944 for meritorious achievement or service in the United States Army. The five-pointed star and pentagonal background symbolize the five branches of the United States military and appear as well in Paul Manship’s design for the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (see 1965.16.97). This is a large-scale replica of the Bronze Star and may have been produced either as an artist’s sample or to be hung in an officer’s quarters.

Keywords

Allegory - civic - liberty

Allegory - place - America

Emblem - star

Figure female - head

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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