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Catalog Number X1952.01.21
Title ENEMY THAT WARNS, AN
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-5 W-6 D-8 inches
Medium Bronze/Wood
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1921.
Foundry This bronze was cast by Roman Bronze Works, ca. 1922-1928.
Date 1922 (cast)-1928 (cast)
Notes The wolf recoils and snarls at the rattlesnake that shakes his tail rattles from the buffalo skull where he is lurking. Nancy Russell wrote in 1927 of this piece, "The mice of the plains make their nests in the skulls of buffalo that are scattered there. This wolf was about to turn over the skull in search of mice when a rattlesnake warned him by rattling that he was trespassing."
Search Terms Wolf
Rattlesnake
Sculpture
Art