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Candelabrum

Artist:
Paul Manship (American, St. Paul, Minnesota 1885–1966 New York)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Bronze, marble
Dimensions:
H. 58-1/2 inches (148.6 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.180.1
Not on view
After wining the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1909, Manship spent several years studying at the American Academy in Rome. These candelabra, made shortly after he returned to the States, show his awareness of art history and his interest in archaic art. The candelabrum on the left depicts Adam (with apple) and Eve (with serpent), while the one on the right shows Vulcan (with torch) and Venus (with rose).
Signature: PAUL MANSHIP
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009.

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