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Accession Number:
4.08.2
Makers
Proctor, Alexander Phimister
Descriptions
bronze
Names
Sculpture
Subjects
horse, Indian
Date:
1896-1899
Dimensions:
width: 30.5 in, depth: 10.5 in, H: 38.625 in, L: 37.1875 in, Diameter: .25 in, L: 3.625 in, L: 1.1875 in, L: 17.75 in
Title:
Indian Warrior
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church
Gloss:
Proctor portrayed his subject in a heroic pose, mounted on horseback as military leaders have traditionally been depicted. To research Indian subjects the artist traveled to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. Although Weasel Head, a Blackfeet, served as the final model for this figure, the sculpture is not a specific portrait. Proctor created an idealized image of the Indian as a proud and noble warrior.
Inscription:
left top back of base: APHIMISTER PROCTOR/ 1898/ GOLD MEDAL/ PARIS EXPOSITION/ 1900 [right top of base:] COPY RT 1899 [lower right edge of base:] GORHAM Co. FOUNDERS/ (box)/ QRM [left rear of base:] PALLO
Remarks:
The spear on the sculpture is a reproduction .Weiss notified the BBHC by a letter dated June 15, 2005 that he sold the bronze to Mr. & Mrs. Phimister P. Church.

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