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Edmonia Lewis

Indian Combat, 1868

Marble
30 × 19 × 14 2/5 in
76.2 × 48.3 × 36.5 cm
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location
Cleveland
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Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland
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Lewis apparently carved this marble herself instead of relying on studio assistants like other …

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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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Edmonia Lewis
American, ca. 1844–1907
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Lewis apparently carved this marble herself instead of relying on studio assistants like other …

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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.

Image rights
https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Edmonia Lewis
American, ca. 1844–1907
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Edmonia Lewis

Indian Combat, 1868

Marble
30 × 19 × 14 2/5 in
76.2 × 48.3 × 36.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
Cleveland
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