Lucifer

Copied Paul Manship, Lucifer, 1956, bronze and quartz on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.61

Artwork Details

Title
Lucifer
Artist
Date
1956
Dimensions
7 347 184 78 in. (19.718.212.4 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Paul Manship
Mediums Description
bronze and quartz on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — Satan
Object Number
1966.47.61

Artwork Description

This sculpture shows the rebellious angel Lucifer, who, according to medieval Christian legend, was banished from heaven and sent to rule the underworld. The purple quartz of the base grows darker toward the bottom, emphasizing the angel’s descent into the darkness of hell.