Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 23" x Width 11"
Marble Dimensions: 10" x 7 1/2"
Height without base: 22"
Weight : 25 LBS
Inventory : 47B40712774
The Native American Indian chief stands, with eyes held high, asking the Great Spirit to protect and give victory to their tribe against their adversaries. He is dressed in full chief attire in the time of war. He sports the typical buckskin, tasseled leggings with moccasins. Around his neck he wears a bear claw necklace; the black bear is special with great spiritual power. It is believed to protect and bring good health to the person wearing it. He is crowned with a buffalo horn headdress that was the traditional regalia of certain Plains Indian warriors. The headdresses were of buffalo hide with buffalo horns attached, and as seen in the sculpture, war feathers and buffalo fur as well. The headdress is significant in spiritual and ceremonial importance and only distinguished male warriors wore this sacred kind of regalia. He seems to be about to place a war bonnet on the head of a fellow comrade bestowing honor upon him. He was captured using the ancient method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish. The chief is mounted upon a black marble base with the European Bronze Finery stamp and the artist Milo's signature.