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Indian Combat

Indian Combat

1868

Edmonia Lewis

(American, c. 1844-1907)

Marble

Overall: 76.2 x 48.3 x 36.5 cm (30 x 19 x 14 3/8 in.)

American Painting and Sculpture Sundry Purchase Fund and Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2011.110

Description

Lewis apparently carved this marble herself instead of relying on studio assistants like other sculptors of her time. The variety of textures depicted on the combatants, coupled with their complex interwoven positions, demonstrate a high degree of technical skill.

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