Lucifer

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

Luce Center Label

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.

Title
Lucifer
Artist
Date
1956
Location
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (19.7 x 18.2 x 12.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze and quartz on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Satan
Object Number
1966.47.61
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

More from artist

More Artworks from the Collection