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Catalog Number X1977.04.01
Title NIG AND COALIE
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-4.25 W-8 D-3.25 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1903.
Foundry This bronze is number 30 of 30 cast by Avnet-Shaw in 1971.
Notes Just before Christmas 1903, Russell appeared at the North Side Fire Station, which was located on the same block as his Great Falls home and studio, carrying a small plaque with two wax-modeled horse heads in the likeness of Nig and Coalie, the two fire horses at the station. Russell liked the horses and visited them frequently.
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