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United States of America Decoration Medal

n.d. Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 9 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (25.2 x 18.4 x 3.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.82 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Research has not revealed the purpose for which Paul Manship designed this medal. The design of the pendant form and the eagle from which it hangs resemble versions of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given in the American armed forces. This large-scale replica may have been created as an artist’s sample or to hang in an officer’s quarters.

Keywords

Allegory - place - United States

Animal - bird - eagle

Emblem - coat of arms

Emblem - star

Figure female - head

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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