Paul Manship, Leo, from the Zodiac Series, 1946, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George and Susan Gurney in memory of Aly and Bruce Moore, 2011.38.2
Paul Manship created twelve zodiac medals in 1946, one for each astrological sign. Leo displays the attribute of the lion, depicted pictorially and as a symbol. The medals in the Zodiac series are known as deep dishes or ashtray medals, a rare form highly sought after by collectors.
Leo, from the Zodiac Series
6 in. (15.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of George and Susan Gurney in memory of Aly and Bruce Moore
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