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Actaeon, 1925

It was foundry: Alexis Rudier Fondeur. It is dated 1925. Its medium is gilt bronze.

Actaeon, one of a pair with Diana (conceived a few years earlier), reflects Paul Manship’s admiration for classical antiquity as a source for modern interpretation. The fluidity and movement in Manship’s work belie the density of the bronze. This work captures a climactic moment of transformation, as Actaeon has just been hit by Diana’s arrow, which is turning him into a stag.

It is credited Lent by David Owsley Museum of Art, Frank C. Ball Collection, Gift of the Ball Brothers Foundation, 1995.035.164.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 120.7 × 130.8 × 33.7 cm (47 1/2 × 51 1/2 × 13 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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