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Catalog Number 1980.65.08
Title SIGN TALK
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-7.25 W-5.25 D-4 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell, ca. 1900.
Foundry This bronze is number 22 of 30 cast by Roman Bronze Works in 1961.
Date 1961 (cast)
Notes Russell created the original model of 'Sign Talk' around 1900. The title was not given by the artist, a noted "sign talker" in his own right, but was assigned later on the basis of the gesture of the seated Indian figure, who sits cross-legged, leaning forward with his left elbow on his knee, and his hand held up in a loose gesture. He braids are held with discs, he wears hoop earnings, and he is robed in a blanket.
Search Terms American Indian
Native American
Sculpture
Art