Jeanne d'Arc Medal

  • Paul Manship, Jeanne d'Arc Medal, 1915, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.75

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Paul Manship's Jeanne d'Arc medal was created to benefit the Italian War Relief Committee and shows Joan of Arc (1412-1431) dressed in armor and riding into battle in the Hundred Years' War. Above her, an angel bearing a sword represents the faith that enabled the "Maid of Orleans" to conquer her enemies. A rippling banner bears the fleurs-de-lis, symbol of the Dauphin of France, later Charles VII, whom Joan supported against the English.

Title
Jeanne d'Arc Medal
Artist
Date
1915
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – saint – St. Joan of Arc
  • Religion – martyr
  • Equestrian
  • Religion – angel
  • Object – other – wreath
  • Object – weapon – sword
  • State of being – death – burning at the stake
Object Number
1965.16.75
Palette
Linked Open Data
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