Cross

  • Paul Manship, Cross, n.d., bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.78

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Research has not revealed the purpose for which Paul Manship designed this cross, although the design is very similar to the Navy Cross created by James Earle Fraser after World War I. The trident on the reverse appears as well in Manship’s design for the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal (see 1965.16.97), created in 1919. The Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal are the highest awards earned in the United States Navy.

Title
Cross
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (15.8 x 13.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – head
  • Object – other – wreath
  • Object – foliage – laurel
  • Emblem – cross
  • Object – weapon – spear
Object Number
1965.16.78
Palette
Linked Open Data
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