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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
bronze 330
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
ceremony 3 snake 12 Hopi 3
Date:
1914
Dimensions:
Image height: 4 in, Image width: 4.25 in, Base Height: 2 in, Base Width: 5.75 in, Base Length: 10 in, overall height: 6 in, overall width: 5.74 in, overall length: 10 in
Title:
The Snake Priest
Credit Line:
Bequest of Wynne M. Hill-Smith in memory of Eugene Hill-Smith
Gloss:
Russell's sculpture depicts a Hopi Snake Ceremony. Although the artist traveled in the Southwest, it is unlikely that he witnessed the ceremony. He probably based his image on a report and photographs in the Field Columbian Museum Anthropological Series.
Inscription:
Base, forward of figure: C.M. RUSSELL/(in a circle) c 1914 (skull) [edge of base, back of figure:] B. ZOPPO./ FOUNDRY. N.Y.
Remarks:
Bejamin Zappo Foundry
Accession Number:
22.93.1

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