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Figural sculpture of a Native American with arms extended, seated bareback on a horse; the figure wears moccasons, a necklace with bear claws, a loincloth, and a long, feathered headdress which extends over the proper left side of the horse. Smaller size cast of the large outdoor version in...

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Inscribed on proper left near horse's hoof: "C.E. Dallin 1913." Stamped on proper right on side of base: "GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / OPN"


Peter Chardon Brooks (b. 1831 - d. 1920), Boston; by descent from Peter C. Brooks, within the family, to a private collector; 1999, gift of this private collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 15, 1999)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Peter C. Brooks


Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Overall: 54.6 x 36.8 x 54.6 cm (21 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cast bronze