Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal (obverse)

  • Paul Manship, Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal (obverse), 1919, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.96

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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 holding a sheaf of wheat that symbolizes the harvest of souls and the separation of the righteous from the wicked. The Latin inscription reads “Lived, Conquered, Shall Live.”

Title
Detroit Soldiers Memorial Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1919
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Fantasy – winged being
  • Object – other – globe
  • Object – weapon – sword
  • Object – foliage – palm
Object Number
1965.16.96
Palette
Linked Open Data
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