Study for Female Figure, Prometheus Fountain, Rockefeller Center

  • Paul Manship, Study for Female Figure, Prometheus Fountain, Rockefeller Center, modeled 1934, cast posthumously, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1971.14

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These small studies were for Paul Manship's most famous sculpture, the Prometheus Fountain in Rockefeller Center. Prometheus, the creator of mankind, stole fire from Olympus and taught man how to use it. This angered Zeus, who sentenced Prometheus to be chained to a mountain where a vulture devoured his liver every day. Manship's sculpture originally showed the colossal Prometheus handing the gift of fire to a man and woman.

Title
Study for Female Figure, Prometheus Fountain, Rockefeller Center
Artists
Date
modeled 1934, cast posthumously
On View
Dimensions
9 x 13 x 3 3/4 in. (22.9 x 33.0 x 9.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – child – nude
  • Allegory
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1971.14
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