United States of America Decoration Medal

  • Paul Manship, United States of America Decoration Medal, n.d., bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.82

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Research has not revealed the purpose for which Paul Manship designed this medal. The design of the pendant form and the eagle from which it hangs resemble versions of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given in the American armed forces. This large-scale replica may have been created as an artist’s sample or to hang in an officer’s quarters.

Title
United States of America Decoration Medal
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (25.2 x 18.4 x 3.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – star
  • Emblem – coat of arms
  • Allegory – place – United States
  • Figure female – head
  • Animal – bird – eagle
Object Number
1965.16.82
Palette
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