Gnome

  • Paul Manship, Gnome, 1955, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.16

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Gnome, or Grotesque Figure, was designed for the Infant Hercules Fountain at the American Academy in Rome. Paul Manship created the fountain in appreciation of the three years he spent at the academy. Each of the six gnome-shaped waterspouts has the head of a satyr, or a half goat, half man creature, and a decorative body inspired by ancient sculptures of India. Manship cast the gnomes separately some forty years after the original fountain was complete.

Title
Gnome
Artist
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (21.0 x 13.0 x 12.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Fantasy – elf
Object Number
1966.47.16
Palette
Linked Open Data
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