Appeal to the Great Spirit

  • Paul Manship, Appeal to the Great Spirit, 1954?, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.66

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Appeal to the Great Spirit may have been inspired by a sculpture of the same name by Cyrus Dallin, which shows a Native American man on a horse, appealing to the sky. Paul Manship used the same gesture in this sculpture, which evokes a sense of desperation and futility, as if the man and boy have nowhere left to turn.

Title
Appeal to the Great Spirit
Artist
Date
1954?
Location
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (15.8 x 10.0 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Figure group – male and child
  • Figure group – male and child – nude
Object Number
1966.47.66
Palette
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