Flight of Night

  • Roman Bronze Works, Paul Manship, Flight of Night, 1916, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.25

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Paul Manship often used a flying figure to symbolize the passage of time. The woman in Flight of Night is probably Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and moon, who was chased from the sky every morning by her twin brother, Apollo.
Title
Flight of Night
Artists
Date
1916
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
18 x 14 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (45.7 x 36.2 x 10.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Allegory – time – night
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1965.16.25
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