Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal

  • Paul Manship, Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal, 1919, bronze, possibly brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.55

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The Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal honors veterans killed in World War I. The obverse of Paul Manship’s artist’s strike, or sample, shows a winged female figure bestowing a wreath on a cross, suggesting victory over death through faith in Christ. The Latin inscription reads “Lived, Conquered, Shall Live.”

Title
Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal
Artist
Date
1919
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze, possibly brass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – wreath
  • Emblem – cross
  • Religion – angel
  • Monument – gravestone
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – bird – eagle
Object Number
1965.16.55
Palette
Linked Open Data
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