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1908 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 12 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (32.8 x 19.7 x 19.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.32 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

Paul Manship modeled many sculptures of Hercules throughout his career, and this early model of Wrestlers is thought to show the Greek hero fighting the giant Antaeus. Antaeus drew power from his mother, the earth, so Hercules defeated him by lifting him off the ground and squeezing him to death.

Keywords

Figure group - male - nude

Recreation - sport and play - wrestling

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About Paul Manship

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

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