Commemorative Medal

  • Paul Manship, Commemorative Medal, 1919, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.84

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Paul Manship’s medal commemorates the visit to the United States in 1919 of Dr. Epitacio M. Pessoa, president-elect of Brazil. Dr. Pessoa arrived in New York City, then traveled to Boston and Washington, D.C., in ceremonial appearances meant to solidify relations between Brazil and the United States. On the obverse, the allegorical figure of Concordia symbolizes trade relations and diplomatic ties between the nations. On the reverse, a freighter riding the waves symbolizes the raw materials (rubber, oil, and rope fiber) provided to the United States by its trading partner.

Title
Commemorative Medal
Artist
Date
1919
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/8 in. (8.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – cornucopia
  • Object – foliage
  • Allegory – quality – harmony
  • Mythology – classical – Concordia
Object Number
1965.16.84
Palette
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