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Catalog Number X1967.03.01
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-11 W-8 L-12 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1900.
Foundry This bronze was cast by Roman Bronze Works in 1961-62.
Notes The original model of 'Blackfoot War Chief' was executed in 1900. 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