Detail from Cycle of Life Sundial--Hands Supporting Baby

  • Paul Manship, Detail from Cycle of Life Sundial--Hands Supporting Baby, 1955, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.12

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Paul Manship created several versions of the Cycle of Life sundial. In the finished sculpture, a man, woman and child are surrounded by an armillary sphere, which shows the relationship of the stars to the earth. This model depicts the baby from the center of the sphere, supported by his mother’s and father’s hands. Manship believed that “Man, Woman, and Child make up the Cycle of Life.”

Title
Detail from Cycle of Life Sundial--Hands Supporting Baby
Artist
Date
1955
Location
Dimensions
13 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (32.9 x 17.0 x 12.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – life
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Figure male – child – full length
  • Figure – fragment – hand
  • Object – furniture – clock
  • Figure male – full length
Object Number
1966.47.12
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