Appeal to the Great Spirit

1913
Cyrus E. Dallin (American, 1861–1944), Cast by Gorham Manufacturing Company (active 1865–1961)


Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1999.282

Medium or Technique

Cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

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 front of the Museum.

Markings

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

Provenance

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