Chief Blackbird, the Ogalla Sioux
Adolph Alexander Weinman
On View: American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
modeled 1903, cast 1907
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)
Incised on proper right shoulder: "ROMAN-BRONZE / WORKS N-Y-"
Incised on proper left shoulder: "CHIEF / BLACK / BIRD ... / OGALLA / SIOUX. / A A WEINMAN"
Gift of George D. Pratt
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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
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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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