Bronze Bust Native American Indian w/ Braided Hair Statue on Marble Base 12" x 7"

$399.00
SKU: 58010

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 12 x Width 7
Marble Dimensions:7 X 5
Height without base:11
Weight:10 LBS
Inventory:57-580106675
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This exquisite bronze bust captures the essence of a Native American warrior chief with a gaze that is both wild and bold, exuding an air of spiritual resilience. The intricate detailing reveals the chief's adorned hair, braided and wrapped with strips of deer hide coated in a turquoise patina. A long feather gracefully extends from the back of his hair, also finished in a turquoise patina, adding an element of height and movement. The chief wears a bone breastplate, a significant chest ornament and armor that denoted the warrior's wealth. The number of hair-pipe bones in the plate was a symbol of the warrior's affluence, even though these decorative items were easily penetrated in battle by arrows or bullets. Molded using the archaic method of lost-wax casting, this sculpture achieves a level of detail that brings the warrior chief to life. The skin tones are finished in a brown patina stain, contributing to the overall lifelike appearance and providing a sense of permanence. The bust is skillfully mounted upon a black marble base, creating a visually striking and stable presentation. The signature of C.M. Russell, the artist behind this remarkable piece, adds quality and recognition to the sculpture, showcasing the dedication and expertise involved in its creation. This sculpture not only serves as a testament to the artistic prowess of C.M. Russell but also pays homage to the rich cultural and historical significance of Native American warrior chiefs. The combination of meticulous craftsmanship, symbolism, and historical accuracy makes this piece a captivating representation of the strength and dignity of indigenous leaders.