Running Atalanta

  • Paul Manship, Running Atalanta, 1958, gilded bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.80

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Atalanta, the hunter of Greek legend, was a powerful athlete, able to run faster than any competitor. She had been warned against marriage, and so challenged her suitors to a race that if they lost, would result in their deaths. The young man Hippomenes had fallen in love with Atalanta and asked the goddess Venus to help him win the contest. Venus gave him three golden apples, which he dropped during the race to entice Atalanta and slow her down.

Title
Running Atalanta
Artist
Date
1958
On View
Dimensions
5 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (15.0 x 19.7 x 7.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
gilded bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Mythology – classical – Atalanta
Object Number
1966.47.80
Palette
Linked Open Data
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