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Jeanne d'Arc Medal

1915
Paul H. Manship (American, 1885–1966)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

0.95 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1998.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obverse: Armor-clad female figure on horseback facing proper right hand of medal and carrying a standard with raised fleur-de-lis in her right arm. A horizontal angel above the figure’s head offers her a sword. In raised letters at the right and left sides: “JEANNE D’ARC”. In raised letters on the ground line below the horse: “PAUL MANSHIP 1915”
Reverse: A female figure in flowing drapery with hands joined in prayer. She is bound to a stake; cut wood is beneath her feet and flames engulf her form. A hand comes from a cloud above to crown the figure with a laurel wreath. A border of small dots separates the image from the raised inscription which circles the perimeter of this side: “LA VIERGE HEROIQUE ET MARTYRE MCCCCXXXI”

Inscription

Obverse: In raised letters on the ground line below the horse: "PAUL MANSHIP 1915"

Provenance

Purchased by seller, Ernest Rohdenburg III, almost 20 years ago.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Radloff and Ann Beha, and Mrs. Andrew Oliver

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.