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Catalog Number X1961.02.01
Title BLACKFOOT WAR CHIEF
Object Name Model
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-11 W-12 D-9 inches
Medium Wax
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1900.
Date 1900
Notes Although somewhat timeworn, Russell's fingerprints can still be seen in the painted wax of this carefully modeled figure, especially around the area of the rider's right forearm. Russell incorporated materials such as twine for the ropes, pieces of leather for the bridle reins and the whip of the quirt, a small piece of metal fashioned into the head of the spear, and small heads of pins for tacks on the quirt handle.
Search Terms Blackfeet
American Indian
Native American
Sculpture
Art