Can you tell me more about this sculpture?
This beautiful bronze sculpture was made by Alexander Phimister Proctor and is titled "Indian Warrior." It was made in 1898 and it actually has a copyright symbol on the bottom. Proctor was a well known sculptor of nnimals and made numerous copies of his works for sale (as many artists of the time did).
When Proctor was preparing to make this work, he traveled to a Blackfeet reservation in Montana. One of his models was a Blackfoot man named Weasel Head, but this work goes beyond portraiture, showing its subject as an idealized, heroic type.