Paul Manship, Century Association Service Medal (obverse), 1955, white metal with darkened gold patina, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.111
From 1950 to 1953, Paul Manship was president of the Century Association, which was organized in 1847 as an exclusively male club for amateurs and professionals in the arts and letters. This award was established in 1954 by the association’s Board of Management. Manship and other medallic artists favored classical figures such as this image of Athena, who holds a laurel wreath of victory and gestures toward the lamp of wisdom.
Century Association Service Medal (obverse)
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9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Paul Manship
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- white metal with darkened gold patina
- Mythology – classical – Athena
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