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Chief Blackbird, the Ogalla Sioux

Adolph Alexander Weinman

American Art

On View: American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
DATES modeled 1903, cast 1907
DIMENSIONS 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (41.6 x 31.8 x 29.2 cm) 43.5 lb. (19.73kg)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Incised on proper right shoulder: "ROMAN-BRONZE / WORKS N-Y-"
SIGNATURE Incised on proper left shoulder: "CHIEF / BLACK / BIRD ... / OGALLA / SIOUX. / A A WEINMAN"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of George D. Pratt
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CAPTION Adolph Alexander Weinman (American, born Germany, 1870-1952). Chief Blackbird, the Ogalla Sioux, modeled 1903, cast 1907. Bronze, 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (41.6 x 31.8 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George D. Pratt, 15.512. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE 3/4 back, 15.512_threequarterback_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bust portrait of Native American chief, facing frontally, wears elaborate feathered headdress and shirt with beaded or quilled bib; loose modeling. Condition: Good; powdery substance in crevices.
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